Posted by Frank Chin on September 10, 2003 at 05:39:12:
If the building shifted as you stated, then you can call the Buildings Department to investigate, and they can issue a “stop work” order.
The problem here is depending on the level of danger, they can also issue an emergency vacate order, and order your tenant to leave. Do you want to take the chance??
Then again, if the structure collapses, and someone is injured or killed, do you want the responsibility.
You can sue later or whatever depending on the Building’s Department Investigation. BTW, every building site has emergency numbers to call including that of the Buildings Dept.