Anger as garden ornaments removed from communal garden - The Solihull Observer

Anger as garden ornaments removed from communal garden

Solihull Editorial 14th May, 2021   0

A SOLIHULL resident says he is being discriminated against at the block of apartments where he lives.

Jaswir Chaggar says items he put there like a bird table and ornaments have all been removed from the communal garden by the management company, while other residents have had all manner of pots and pieces left alone.

“It’s unbelievable. It’s all happened in the last year or so ever since Principle Estate Management took over the running of the block,” said Jaswir, who lives at the 441 Broadoaks development on Streetsbrook Road.

“Nowhere in the lease does it say you can’t put garden ornaments in the communal garden, but mine have been removed.”

He added he even had to get the police involved after some items were padlocked with a combination lock and he was told he would have to pay a release fee to get them back.

“I put a statue of a chimpanzee eating a banana tucked away a quiet corner of the garden, absolutely harmless, but I was told that following a risk assessment it would have to be removed.

“I received a letter stating that ‘an item of this nature cannot be in the garden’ and that they would instruct for the item to be disposed of with the cost coming to me.”

Mr Chaggar, who is a Sikh, has lived in Solihull since 1986 but says he has never come across treatment like it in the borough.

“At some stage the front door and letter box to the apartments was vandalised, yet out of all the residents, only I received a letter stating so,” he said.

“It is simply not right in this day and age.”

A spokesperson for Principle Estate Management refused to comment other than to say “these issues are being resolved.”


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