Brutal threats directed at a young woman stuck in a slum like housing complex is a stark illustration of the housing crisis gripping the UK.
Katherine Payne is one of hundreds of people housed in Connect House, a converted warehouse in south London.
Eighty households, including 200 children, from across the borough of Mitcham are crammed into the property, with tensions between tenants frayed by the environment.
The 34-year-old blames her recent miscarriage on the stress of living in the converted block, where she moved six months ago with her 46-year-old partner Scott Wilson.
Unable to afford sky high rents despite his work as a plumber, the couple found themselves homeless.
They ended up in Connect House, living in a single room with width of an arm span.
There is enough room for a bed which sits next to a kitchenette, toilet and shower.
When she's not killing as many as 80 flies a day she believes are attracted to large bins by the ground floor window, Katherine spends her time in fear of a particular neighbour.
She claims a resident of the house threatened to "put a hammer through (her) belly and kill (her) baby", before claiming he would "put it through your head."
“I had to smash my own window to get back into our room three weeks ago when the man threatened to come after me and I didn’t have a key to get back in," Katherine told The Express.
“I was terrified. This is not a home. It’s depressing and oppressive. I just want to get out.”
As well as being a stressful place for an expectant mother, Connect House seems a unsuitable environment for childrnen.
Kids find space to play in the car park, next to a busy road filled with lorries and vans that roar past at speed.
They are some of the 210,000 young people growing up in temporary and often overcrowded accommodation, as recorded in a new report called Bleak House.
Sioghan McDonagh, Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden, was critical of the situation children were being forced to live in when she visited the property last week.
She described the set up as "an accident waiting to happen" and said the council was "bleeding money" on accommodation bad for people's health.
Others inside Connect House have complained of damp, mould and dirty furnishings, with some evicted by private landlords hiking up rents on the tiny rooms.
The rooms are so cramped that some families have been forced to sleep four in a bed.
Eleanor (not her real name), a 50-year-old caterer, is one tenant suffering from a lack of space.
She moved into a room with her 11-year-old daughter Grace having fled her violent partner.
They have no space for cupboards and are forced to pile their clothes up on the floor.
Her 15-year-old son, who has autism, sleeps in a tiny room next door, with a window looking out at a factory wall behind barbed wire.
Another mum also fleeing a partner was sent to London by her council when her daughter was four days old.
The 25-year-old said she was given a train ticket and then made to leave on her own with a buggy and a newborn.
She made her daughter a mattress by sewing pillows and blankets together.
A spokesman for Connect House managing agents Easy Lettings, said the building complied with all laws.
They said Issues, if raised, were dealt with swiftly, adding: “The building is fully compliant with all the relevant regulations including room sizes, bathroom and kitchen facilities.
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