Do I have the right to deduct the cost of take out food due to not having a working stove in my apartment?

My stove was deemed an explosion hazard by the gas company. I informed my landlord of this and he has yet to replace my stove I have eaten out for almost 3 weeks now due to this and it’s beyond expensive to have 3 meals per day ordered in for weeks. It is now past the first and I still don’t have a working stove as promised Do I have the right to deduct rent and how much?

Asked on March 2, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California


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