Tenant Bogan Ionel, 27, who came to the UK from Romania, insisted there had been “a terrible mistake”.
He said he and his wife and two children, aged three and six, were living at the property with other family members.
He said: “Normally it’s just us but the past couple of weeks we’ve had four more people stay with us while they look for a new place to live.
“Sometimes there are people who come in the morning to go to work together and we have friends over in the garden. That’s what’s confused people.
But if that’s been causing a problem we’ll stop.”Sounds reasonable, doesn't he?
Iyak Hussain, who manages the property through Royel Estates and Builders, said: “I’m absolutely shocked there could be 22 people living there. We had no idea. How would they all have fit? I’ve ever heard of that many people being in a property. We will be looking into it.
“As far as we were aware it was two couples with their children living there. If it’s true and there had been a breach of their lease they will be out.”Yes. Yes, I'm sure that's what happened.