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.
The conditions found at this property were truly appalling and placed the tenants’ safety at considerable risk. These sort of conditions will not be tolerated by Redbridge Council and landlords who flout the law can expect to face being caught and prosecuted. I believe it’s a right of everyone to live in a safe and secure accommodation.