The house I've recently rented has a gorgeous gas fire heater in the living room, built into the central mantlepiece. It's one of the main reasons why I chose to rent here, the ads and the inspections all highlighted it as a feature. The inspection report has it listed as working and the pictures on their website of the living room show it working.
About a month ago it stopped working and we could smell gas, so we evacuated the house and called the emergency plumber who made it safe and decommissioned the unit.
My issue now is that they're now categorically refusing to do anything about it after dragging their feet for a month. Their stance is that because the living room also has an old style split system, that the house meets the minimum requirements for heating and they're not obligated to spend any money fixing/replacing it.
To me that seems like the equivalent of offering an awesome swimming pool in the backyard, and then when it breaks they fill it in and put a cheap kiddie pool in its place.
I know it's a first world problem, but I'm really frustrated by this, as it was one of my favorite things about the house. What are my rights here? Can I demand they fix/replace it?