A “house of horrors” which could have collapsed at any time has been closed down.
The dilapidated three-bedroom house was being lived in by a family with two children.
But the privately rented property in Manor Park was found by Newham Council to have been partially gutted for renovation works, despite being rented out for £700 a month
They found exposed electrical wiring, walls stripped back exposing the brick work and missing ceilings in unoccupied upstairs bedrooms.
The team also discovered chimney breasts removed in rooms occupied by the family downstairs - but no supporting steels had been put in place.
A prohibition notice was issued by the council to the landlord, banning anyone from living inside the house until it is made safe.