Timothy Belt's answer Nonsense sounds about right. They may be subcontractors, but if they truly are he should be able to provide copies of written agreements with all of them and proof that they have their own liability insurance. Otherwise, he may want to take a look at the CONSTRUCTION WORKPLACE MISCLASSIFICATION ACT which establishes a definition of "independent contractor" for purposes of workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, and worker classification.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Not sure you have one that's worth the cost of bringing.You may be able to break the lease but suggest you contact an attorney who works on tenants rights issues. Contact Community Legal Services, ask for their housing unit, ask if any of their attorneys have gone into private practice and contact that person.
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Mark Scoblionko's answer "Spot zoning" refers to a request that a specific, small section be carved out of an exisiting zoning area and re-classified to a new zoning area to accomodate a new intended use. The name comes from the fact that a "spot" out of an existing zoning area is sought to be changed. If a practice is, indeed, "spot zoning," the practice is unconstitutional. In order to try to stop it, you need to consult knowledgeable zoning counsel and challenge the process in the administrative bodies considering...
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