Footage shows a JCB throwing a car wreck outside a building in Edgerton, Huddersfield, after the property management company demanded Â£ 66,000 for work carried out after a water leak
JCB throws car into posh apartments in bitter row
That’s when a JCB dumped a wrecked car outside a lavish apartment building in what is seen as the latest chapter in an argument over an unpaid bill.
Robert Hall, who owns a Â£ 400,000 flat in the building, said the property management company hit residents with a bill of Â£ 66,000 for work carried out following an oil leak. water.
He claims other companies could have done the job for just Â£ 25,000.
Mr Hall said this amounted to Â£ 11,000 for himself and each of the other five apartments at Edgerton’s address, Huddersfield, Yorkshire Live reports.
He believes the ditching of two smashed cars in apartments yesterday is linked to the residents’ dispute with Mick Dunbar, owner of management company MD Construction.
Mr Dunbar has reportedly tried to charge residents Â£ 11,000 each following a water leak in December last year.
Mr Hall, who has instructed a Dewsbury-based law firm about the matter, believes the dispute resulted in stone blocks being placed at the entrance to the apartments on Wednesday, blocking all cars entering or leaving.
However, he said officers from the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service demanded they be moved as they posed a risk in the event of a fire.
But the situation worsened at 9 a.m. yesterday when two junk cars were thrown into the parking lot.
Mr Hall, who lives on the property with his wife, said a meeting was arranged with Mr Dunbar on June 9 when he and the other tenants refused to pay the bills. They said this was a clear abuse of their rights and privileges and claimed that the work was done without any consultation.
Mr Hall said: “We have pushed aside the stone blocks so that we can get through.”
Mr Dunbar, owner of one of the six apartments, did not respond to a request for comment.
Edgerton was once known as the Belgravia of Huddersfield and has some of the city’s grandest addresses.
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A book titled The Villas of Edgerton was published with wide acclaim by local historian David Griffiths in 2017.
It comes after a builder destroyed a building with his backhoe because the owner owed him more than Â£ 4million.
Footage on YouTube shows the entrepreneur driving his machine through the three-story block after an argument with the developer, who he said owed him Â£ 4.2million.
His yellow and black mechanical shovel could be seen stretching out his long arm and knocking down the apartment balconies.
The damage reportedly occurred at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Blumberg, southern Germany.
The area around the apartments was cordoned off by police, fearing that heavy machinery had damaged the building’s gas containers.
The builder fled in his car after destroying the building with his demolition machine.