In the hope to make our overcrowded situation a bit less stressful; I thought I would use my living room (it is open plan onto the kitchen, sole access to the kitchen is through the living room) to sleep there at night. I had heard by a friend about space saving scheme our landlord was providing so I turned to them for help. After 2 visits from my HA, one of which was an Health and Safety/ Fire inspector; a report (which I do not have yet) was issued and finally after a few months; a letter came through advising me that they would not be able to assist me with the purchase of a sofa bed (as previously discussed as an option) on the ground of Health and Safety reasons. "... I would strongly advise that the use of the lounge as a sleeping area is not permitted. ....kitchen is not separated from the lounge and the gas boiler is located in the kitchen."
I wanted to know what this would mean in term of my overcrowding; as I know that legally; the law considers use of living room as suitable sleeping area; however, in my case; my landlord feels it may not be permitted due to health and safety.
Would this mean that when overcrowding is established; the living room is not counted, therefore making me more overcrowded?
Many thanks for any suggestion, advice anybody may have.