Engineers say it will be a tough job to demolish five hill top cottages in Whitby.
The properties are balancing precariously after a landslide caused by heavy downpours.
The torrential rain sent the gardens tumbling down the cliff and the houses above could collapse at any time.
Jon Hill reports:
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