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Bondi hoarder arrested ahead of court-ordered clean-up

July 22, 2015
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One of the alleged Bondi ‘hoarders’ has been arrested this morning prior to a court-ordered clean-up of the notorious house.

Police officers forcibly removed a Bobolas family member from the Boonara Avenue home this morning after she allegedly refused to make way for council contractors to begin work.

The home is well-known for its overflowing piles of rubbish and junk.

One of the home’s owners, Mary Bobolas, told the Wentworth Courier that her family had been treated unfairly.

“They are only here to get their hands on this house,” she said.

Her daughter Liana said they had worked hard yesterday to remove most of the rubbish to avoid any clean-up fees.

“We won’t be paying for them to move that rubbish, they won’t get away with that,” she said.

Earlier this year, it was announced the home was to be forcibly auctioned, however the family managed to pay more than $180,000 in clean-up fees they owed to the council, just hours before the property was due to go under the hammer.

Prior to the last-minute stay, neighbours had been ecstatic.

“This was going to be the second happiest day of my life,” said one neighbour, who did not wish to be named.

“This will never come to an end in my life time.

“It won’t happen until 2045.”

Real estate agent Ric Serrao had expected the 546sqm property to receive bids of up of $1.8 million at auction.

“I’m glad there’s been some resolution, but it would have been quite a spectacle from an agent’s point of view,” he said.

Published by 9 News, 20/07/2015