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By toriness - 6 July 2013 18

I know there have been posts about dreadful and inconsiderate neighbours in the past but does this one from Waramanga take the cake or what?

Imagine living next to a construction eyesore for nearly 40 years!! What is wrong with these people?? If they can ‘scrape together’ $70k for legal fees, surely they can afford to fix up their tip of a house.

Before anyone goes ‘oh poor old sods’ – check out the comments section, there is a link to them playing havoc down the coast on another property they own down there as well.

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18 Responses to
Rubbish neighbours
schmeah 10:41 am 08 Jul 13

Giulia Jones’ prep-school media advisor better watch out .. there’s some seriously bad competition on display in this ‘report’.

MissChief 7:59 pm 07 Jul 13

“Serial litigants” sounds about right. They also have two properties on the South Coast that were in a similar state.

http://www.theleader.com.au/story/1619215/extension-saga-couple-allegedly-owe-council-450k/?cs=12

GardeningGirl 6:13 pm 07 Jul 13

I agree with the comments below the article that it did not really explain anything. I noticed one of the comments was a reply by the original reporter, repeating that the reason is “The bank manager and the planning legislation.” Yeah, how? In what way do those homeowners reckon so, don’t they have anything else to say? What originally did they set out to do with the house? What happened? So many more questions.
Another comment is by someone who says he was quoted wrong in the article. It’s not just this article, a lot of news reporting is so frustrating and leaves me saying ‘and what else?’ or ‘that wasn’t the version on the other news’.

OpenYourMind 11:13 pm 06 Jul 13

It’s not hard to find the house in question on Yambina St on Google Maps/Street View. With Street View it doesn’t like nearly as bad as a lot of houses in Canberra I’ve seen.

Back when I used to drive a cab and started shifts in Lyneham, I’d drive past a house at the end of Fox Pl. There was a hermit guy living there with an unimaginable load of junk in his front yard. Apparently when he died he left the house/land to the Govt because the Govt had been kind to him.

Zan 9:22 pm 06 Jul 13

In defence of the Gerondals they are a bit eccentric as they are collectors of all things, including art and craft and other emphemera. I think they have a problem with finishing the house as that would end their collecting.

Mr Evil 7:46 pm 06 Jul 13

FioBla said :

What happened to our community?

It has been relocated to a call centre in Mumbai.

FioBla 5:50 pm 06 Jul 13

What happened to our community?

Roundhead89 5:20 pm 06 Jul 13

I could hear the violins playing around Canberra as everybody read their sob story here and in this morning’s Crimes. Care factor zero.

toriness 2:33 pm 06 Jul 13

Mr Evil said :

I pass this place quiet regularly, and have always wondered what the story with it was – as it looks like absolute crap – with junk and rubbish all around it, broken windows in parts of the ‘house’ and a generally very run-down appearance.

Mind you, the Mitchells sound like fools and tosspots themselves. According to the story, they moved into their house in 1996, and are complaining how bad the place next door looks – but if I recall correctly, it actually looked nearly this bad back in 1996. What the hell were they thinking when they decided to purchase next door to a dump and a ruin?????

the article does say the mitchells did realise (blind freddy couldn’t miss it) the house next door was ‘being renovated’ when they bought their house – but they also claim to not have been told how long it had been like that (and, seriously, who in their right mind would buy a house with such knowledge?!) and if so you would hardly, well reasonably, expect that the partially renovated house would be the same a further 17 years on.

i am tempted to take a trip down to waramanga just to see this circus!

thoughtpod 2:06 pm 06 Jul 13

Mr Evil said :

What the hell were they thinking when they decided to purchase next door to a dump and a ruin?????

Maybe that their revolting neighbours would get around to leaning things up sometime in the proceeding decade? It’s not their fault that they’re living next to nightmares and the Government can’t seem to make anything sensible happen.

Sandman 2:01 pm 06 Jul 13

Yeah, the Mitchell’s do sound like rubbish neighbors.

Mr Evil 12:39 pm 06 Jul 13

I pass this place quiet regularly, and have always wondered what the story with it was – as it looks like absolute crap – with junk and rubbish all around it, broken windows in parts of the ‘house’ and a generally very run-down appearance.

Mind you, the Mitchells sound like fools and tosspots themselves. According to the story, they moved into their house in 1996, and are complaining how bad the place next door looks – but if I recall correctly, it actually looked nearly this bad back in 1996. What the hell were they thinking when they decided to purchase next door to a dump and a ruin?????

bundah 12:24 pm 06 Jul 13

Wow imagine having to put up with the Gerondals?

Mrs Gerondal said that still rankled. ”The Supreme Court was wrong, absolutely wrong,” she said. ”It is ridiculous we have had to spend $70,000 on a total abuse of the legislation.”

She believes the failure of the build, begun when her now 72-year-old husband Paul was 34, to proceed was everybody’s fault but their own.

Really,everyone’s fault except their own? HAHAHAHAHA!

Genie 11:51 am 06 Jul 13

Why on earth would you borrow $70k to pay legal fees to fight all these orders… Holy crap. Just finish the damn house..

Wow !

taninaus 11:36 am 06 Jul 13

no idea why they just don’t sell the place

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