A man who leased his property out through sites like Airbnb faces the threat of a hefty fine, after guests hosted a series of debauched parties that escalated out of control.
Retiree Tom Sendro's house in the prestigious eastern Sydney suburb of Bellevue Hill is 'the perfect entertainer': a nine-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion that can sleep up to 17 people.
But a stoush with the neighbours has put Mr Sendro's slice of paradise on high alert, with the council threatening to hit the home-owner with a fine if he continues to rent the property out through micro-lease arrangements.
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Tom Sendro (pictured) has been threatened with a $5 million fine after renters threw a series of debauched parties in his east Sydney home
Mr Sendro's house in the prestigious suburb of Bellevue Hill is 'the perfect entertainer': a nine-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion that can sleep up to 17 people
'I'm under the microscope - not unlike what my parents were under in Hungary in the 1949 when they escaped and came here,' he said, in conversation with A Current Affair.
Mr Sendro's woes arose when he innocently leased his property out to group of seemingly respectable house guests.
'It was a corporate booking, eight people - business people - and I said 'fabulous'.'
More specifically, the renters in question were in the business of tattoos - and, as it turned out, they were in town to let their hair down.
'A party developed in the swimming pool,' said Mr Sendro.
'Rumours were that it was a bit of a ruckus party, quite out of my control.'
But neighbours took issue with Mr