JCB dumps smashed-up car outside residents' homes amid angry row

JCB dumps smashed-up car outside residents' homes amid angry row

August 3, 2021

JCB dumps smashed-up Nissan Micra and Ford outside angry residents’ £400,000 homes amid angry row with property management firm over £66,000 water leak bill

  • Video shows scrap cars being dumped in front of exclusive apartment block
  • Earlier in the week large stone blocks were dropped in front of the car park’s exit
  • Resident claims the incidents are result of row over an unpaid bill
  • Report construction firm carried out £66,000 of work on water leak ‘without consultation’ – despite other firm being able to do work for £25,000 

This is the moment a JCB truck dumped two scrap cars in front of an exclusive apartment block in an ongoing row over an unpaid repair bill.

Homeowners were stunned at the sight of the telehandler vehicle noisily backing into the pricey estate in the upmarket area of Edgerton in Huddersfield.

Footage shows a beaten-up Nissan Micra with a smashed-in windshield hanging from its spikes before being offloaded in the car park outside the block where flats can fetch up to £400,000. 

After rumbling through the estate the JCB then returns with a Ford car in its claws, which is then unceremoniously drops off.

Stunned residents watched as a JCB driver dropped off two smashed-up cars in front an exclusive apartment block in Edgerton, Huddersfield in an ongoing row over an unpaid repair bill

The unwelcome arrival of the scrap car comes days after huge stone blocks were also left in the car park, blocking the exit for residents’ vehicle.

It is believed the antics are the result of a bitter row over homeowners refusing to pay for an expensive repair job in the apartment complex.

Robert Hall, who owns a £400,000 apartment at Stoneleigh Pavilion, said he and other residents are in an ongoing dispute with the owner of the management firm for the building.

He claims owner and construction firm boss Mick Dunbar tried to bill him and other residents £11,000 each following a water leak in December last year. 

The unwelcome arrival of the scrap car comes days after huge stone blocks were also left in the car park, blocking the exit for residents’ vehicle

Resident Robert Hall claims the £66,000 cost of the work carried out by Mr Dunbar’s firm MD Construction could have been done by other firms for as little as £25,000.

Mr Hall claims the £66,000 cost of the work carried out by Mr Dunbar’s firm MD Construction could have been done by other firms for as little as £25,000.

He has instructed a firm of Dewsbury-based solicitors over the matter.

It is claimed that the residents’ refusal to pay the bill resulted in the stone blocks being placed at the entrance last Wednesday, blocking all cars coming in or out.

However, he said officers from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service demanded they were moved as they were a risk in the event of a fire.

He claims owner and construction firm boss Mick Dunbar tried to bill him and other residents £11,000 each following a water leak in December last year

But the situation then escalated on Monday morning when two scrap cars were dumped in the car park.

Mr Hall, who lives at the property with his wife, said a meeting was arranged with Mr Dunbar on June 9 when he and the other leaseholders refused to pay the bills.

They said it was a clear abuse of their rights and privileges and claimed the work had been carried out without any consultation.

‘We have pushed the stone blocks aside so we can get through,’ Mr Hall told ExaminerLive.

MailOnline contacted Mr Dunbar’s company MD Construction for comment. He has yet to respond.

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