A rogue landlord has been convicted of building a ‘bed in a shed’ property in her garden and renting it out illegally.

Ghazala Bostan, of Harold Road in Leytonstone, was last month fined £1,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,850 at Thames Magistrates’ Court for breaching planning rules and ignoring an order to demolish it.

A Waltham Forest Council spokesman said: "The prosecution not only send out a message to unscrupulous landlords looking to rent out entirely unsuitable buildings for habitation, but they also show that the Council Planning Enforcement and Housing teams will work together where appropriate to bring the full force of the law to bear."

The property is now in the process of being demolished.