My landlord is refusing to replace our broken washing machine. It is included the list of appliances that are in our lease : "this unit includes the following appliances: washer and dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator" etc. she says she does not legally have to provide us with one because it isn't something that makes the apartment uninhabitable. However we need to know if she can legally do this because we are viewing it as her breaking the lease since it is included in the lease. We withheld the cost of laundry for the past month from rent and she said this: "Hi Emily, unfortunately due to CA law you cannot withhold rent for amentities. If the full amount of rent is not received by the date stated on the lease there will be a late fee applied. Also, if that is not paid within a substantial amount of time my attorney will be sending a notice of late rent and demand for payment. "