||<p>The Housing Act 1985 provides a statutory overcrowding standard, breach of which
is a criminal offence. Official statistics on the number of households that are statutorily
overcrowded are not routinely collected. According to the Department's English Housing
Survey, in 2017-18, there were approximately 746,000 households living in overcrowded
accommodation in England. This equates to 3 per cent of households. The Department
does not hold information on the prevalence of overcrowding in the London Borough
of Lambeth</p><p><br> Ref: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/774820/2017-18_EHS_Headline_Report.pdf"