Salim Mehajer is renting his western Sydney house -- and it's completely over the top


Salim Mehajer, the embattled former deputy mayor of Auburn, has put his house up for rent.

The lavish six-bedroom, five-bathroom property was posted on Domain on Wednesday, with an advertised rent of $2950 a week and a bond of $11,800.

An online listing boasts underground parking for 13 cars, a “highly-integrated security system with 56 surveillance cameras”, multiple office spaces, an elevator, and a private sauna.

It also lists a crystal chandelier, home theatre system with massage chairs, heated swimming pool and sunken spa baths as features of the 800-square-metre property.


“This near new residence has its own lift [and] presents a versatile floor plan to accommodate the largest of families or for those [of] you [who] enjoy the finer things in life,” the listing says.

The four-level house in Frances Street, Lidcombe, was bought for $565,000 in 2007 and extensively renovated before it became the backdrop for Mr Mehajer’s infamous wedding in 2015.

The 31-year-old attracted the ire of his neighbours after he instructed them to park their cars elsewhere, or face being towed, to make way for a luxury car convoy and dancing in the street.

It later emerged the event did not have council approval to close the road.

An onyx marble staircase in the foyer of the home became the centre of a court battle, after a contractor alleged he was not paid for the $15,000, one-month installation. The matter later settled out of court.

The distinctive home has since been used in magazine photo shoots, in US rapper Bow Wow’s Too Real music video, and in numerous news broadcasts.

After the listing was posted, Lidcombe-based Surething Realty was bombarded with calls from people inquiring about the property.

Domain reported the property has two caveats on its title, by mortgagees Charles Gittany and JFI Holdings.

The listing comes after a tumultuous few months for Mr Mehajer, who recently lost a court bid to oust administrators appointed to his companies.

Creditors are hoping to get almost $100 million from Sydney Project Group and S.E.T Services, however the Supreme Court heard they have just $32,000 in the bank.

Mr Mehajer is involved in two other court cases: an AVO application on behalf of his estranged wife Aysha, listed at Sutherland Court on Wednesday, and a charge of breaching the state’s electoral funding disclosure laws.

In a post on Instagram, Mr Mehajer said he would be leaving Lidcombe after 29 years, adding: “You live, you learn and you upgrade”.

“Born and raised in this street/suburb, I’ve decided to finally rent it out to one luck (sic) family,” he said.

“Opps (sic), there will be no disclosure of where in Sydney I’ll be moving to.”

This article was originally published on The Sydney Morning Herald’s BusinessDay. Read the original article here, or follow the SMH on Facebook.

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