Moment builder dumps scrap cars outside posh homes in bitter row with owners
This is the shocking moment a forklift worker dumping two scrap cars in front of their houses as a result of a bitter row between the residents and a construction firm.
Robert Hall, who owns a £400,000 apartment at Stoneleigh Pavilion in Edgerton of Huddersfield, was convinced that the dumping was linked to an ongoing dispute with the owner of the management firm for the building.
He claimed owner Mick Dunbar of MD Construction tried to bill him and other residents for £11,000 apiece following a water leak in December last year, YorkshireLive reported.
The total cost of the work ended up at a sum of £66,000 but Robert and his neighbours believed the job could have been done by other firms for as little as £25,000.
Video shared by Robert on Monday (August 3) shows the escalated row between the two parties, with three stone blocks being placed at the entrance, blocking all cars coming in or out.
A worker is seen driving a JCB forklift and picking up a damaged Nissan car at the end of a private drive. He drives past the stone blocks and unloads the scrap car in the car park in front of the houses.
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Another silver-coloured Ford is dumped next to it later, as pictures showed.
Officers from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service also demanded the stones be removed as they were a risk in the event of a fire.
Robert 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.
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"We have pushed the stone blocks aside so we can get through," Robert told YorkshireLive.
Mr Dunbar, who owns one of the six apartments, did not respond to a request for comment.
Edgerton was once known as the Belgravia of Huddersfield and boasts some of the town's grandest addresses.
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