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.