A landlord has been fined £100,000 after illegally converting a Barking home into seven studio flats.
Nazmul Haq, 54, converted a five-bedroom family home, which was registered as a private address, into seven flats.
Mr Haq further built an illegal extension to the property.
Mr Haq first had an enforcement notice issued in March 2014.
This gave him six months to return the house to its original condition.
However, after six months, enforcement officers found the condition of the house to be the same.
Mr Haq was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on March 24.
On September 22 he was issued with an £80,000 confiscation order as well as a £7,500 fine and a further £14,376 court costs.
If the fine is not paid within three months, Mr Haq faces the possibility of going to jail for two years.
Councillor Laila Butt said: “We will use whatever powers available to us to take action against illegal landlords who put profit ahead of people.”