Since you notified the town, expect that to be scheduled soon.
It mostly addresses safety issues.
When they visit, they make sure you have the right Smoke Detectors, Fire Extinguishes and Carbon Monoxide Detectors in place. Some towns do a more extensive inspection. It depends on the town.
They would be concerned about water leaks around electric outlets and other heath issues.
If you have issues that are health related be sure to point them out.
Do you want to stay in the home? If you like where you are, I suggest you work things out with the owner. If the owner is not responsive, you may decide to move on.
Legal action is not as easy as it seems. They generally require documentation, which most people do not have. Otherwise, it is your word against his.
Also, make sure the Landlord has the legal right to be a Landlord, there are a lot of scams going on due to the crises.
By your words "From what I have read, this has been a breach of contract from day 1, as well as negligence on the part of my landlord. Correct? " sounds like you want all your money back.. or to sue the landlord or something. You already notified the town? Then you should keep on top of it let them run with it.
If you want to make the landlord fix the issues, you need to be 100% in your thoughts and document them well. I am not suggesting that you are not stating the facts, but saying to be sure and document what you are having problems with. Remember, you are renting his property and you most definately do have rights as a tenant, but once things get ugly, they stay ugly... there is no fixing ugly.
A lot of people are reccomending legal advice. This is a very easy thing to tell someone, but it is going to cost you money and if all you want is repairs and a CO for your money, go for it.
Other than that. You have rights as a tenant. Be realistic and approach it wisely.
IF you don't have another place to live..proceed with extreme caution.
Seems you were quite comfortable, FOR TWO YEARS.
Why have you remained there for TWO YEARS in the center of the HAZARDS you describe?
OH, because you are paying under market rent.
Make sure you have a place to go before you throw stones at the king.
The king WILL find someone else willing to pay under market rent.
Or someone with three evictions.
Or someone with terrible credit
Or someone who will pay cash.
Property owners/Landlords like deserve to be shut down.