A landlord has been fined £18,000 for allowing a baby to live in a filthy house which was infested with mice and littered with their droppings. There was also no fire alarm and the emergency exits were blocked.
Eight other people were also living at the property in east London which was found to have a catalogue of dangers.
Inspectors visited the three-storey property at Cavenham Gardens in Ilford last September. In total the team found:
- No fire alarm system
- Unprotected escape routes
- Obstructed fire escapes
- Defective electrical installation
- A mouse infestation
- Missing guarding to the staircase
The landlord, 44-year-old Abdul Rashid Warishaully from Ilford failed to show up in court where he was found guilty of 15 offences and fined more than £18,000.