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Man found living in ‘coffin-like’ cupboard in east London

Inspectors believe man was paying £250 a month to rent space under stairs with no ventilation and ro..

By admin , in Money , at November 4, 2017

Inspectors believe man was paying £250 a month to rent space under stairs with no ventilation and room for only a mattress

Housing inspectors discovered a man living in “coffin-like” conditions in a gas-meter cupboard beneath the staircase of an overcrowded property in east London, during a series of raids on poor-quality housing in the area.

Council staff found a young man asleep on a mattress inside the cupboard, in a space they described as less than one metre by two metres. Inspectors believe he was paying about £250 a month to rent the cupboard. His living space had no ventilation and no room for anything except the mattress on the floor.

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