Im new to this and was wanting as much advice as possible please? Me and my partner moved into a private rented property 5 months ago. Since we moved in we haven’t had any heating or hot water. Despite asking him several times he just says the house is what it is and that he can’t afford to repair the boiler. The house is freezing!! You can even see your breath it’s that cold. We gave him a £500 deposit which hasn’t been paid into a secure account, which I have found out that legally he must do? He also fitted a gas cooker, after we bombarded him with messages to replace the one he admittedly got from a skip! After he had installed it, he put washing up liquid on the end of a pipe thing and said that no gas was coming out so was fine?! We haven’t seen any gas certificates or anything like that? The last time I asked him if he could get someone to come and have a look at the boiler he called me and was extremely abusive, and then said if you want heat il tell you what il do il burn the F@*#ing house down. Which was very intimidating. We informed the police of this but they didn’t wasn’t to aggravate the situation any further and just logged it down. He also does not want any trace of the rent, so we have to pay him cash in hand every month. We have signed a contract with him, which he printed off the Internet and we do get hand written receipts for the money handed over every month. An environmental health officer has just been to do an inspection and has said it’s not satisfactory. Any advice on what I can do next?