No escape from roof repairs?

Rent it Right

Q: I rent out the home that I inherited from my aunt. I cleaned the place after she passed and rented it out right away, but after a few months into a yearlong lease, the tenant told me about a serious roof leak. It’s true, the roof needs to be replaced, but I can’t afford it.

I know that the leak makes the rental unfit, but can’t I tell the tenant that I’ll have to let the place remain vacant for a while until I can afford to fix it? He’s refusing to move, and says I have to fix it.