Tom Watson, another resident of the building, claims the accident was predictable and could have been avoided. “This couple had very loud sex a few times a week and the entire structure would shake every time. The walls cracked and the light flickered. This is an old building, it clearly wasn’t built to endure this kind of stress!” Mr. Watson says the landlord was aware of the situation but did nothing to correct it. He said the fact that they were overweight didn’t justify their expulsion and he offered to build an additional support beam in my living room. Even if the rent is cheap, most of the other tenants had already left because the situation was unbearable. Indeed, the two apartments below the couple have been unoccupied for months, a fact that explains the absence of casualties.
The Liverpool City Police has opened an investigation and some forensic engineers have been called to the site to determine the exact cause of the collapse. Depending on the conclusions of the investigation, the landlord could possibly face criminal accusations of criminal negligence causing physical harm.