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Former Mountless B&B operators say the council failed to renew the lease despite making a profit.

With 18-year-old Jenny and Graham Tehan's homestead manager granddaughter Kylie Jones.

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With 18-year-old Jenny and Graham Tehan’s homestead manager granddaughter Kylie Jones.

A former tenant of a historic residence, Joe There may be a legal dispute.Disappointed that they were only evicted from the property so that the council could leave it vacant.

Graham and Jenny Tehan leased the Mount Lee District Council for 18 years, running it as a bed and breakfast.

The entire Mount Lease estate, which includes a public walking track and reserve, was valued at 1.1 million in 2019. In July, two men began occupying the reserve in and out, Claim ownership was dropped on that basis..

In a written statement provided to EquipmentTehans said he had hoped to stay at home for a long time, but despite an offer to spend his money on renovating the building, the council decided not to renew the lease in February 2020.

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Shine Harris, the council’s chief executive, said earlier. Equipment The lease was not renewed in a written statement because the bed and breakfast function was “no longer financially viable”.

Challenging the comment, Tehans said the bed and breakfast were profitable.

Harris’ subsequent written comment stated that the homeowner was “not losing money” during Teihan’s tenure, but the council believes that investigating other uses of the property would be “the best outcome for the community.”

Six months later, the council began advertising for commercial tenants on Facebook and Treadmill.

Within 29 hectares, there is an abundance of exotic and native flora and fauna.  For years, the house was the backdrop to weddings and other celebrations.

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Within 29 hectares, there is an abundance of exotic and native flora and fauna. For years, the house was the backdrop for weddings and other celebrations.

Harris said the process ended unsuccessfully earlier this year, and further steps are yet to be taken.

Former tenants were not convinced that leaving the property vacant for 18 months would be a good outcome for the community.

“It would have been income from our lease or from another tenant.”

He said an occupied building would prevent intruders from entering and claiming ownership.

The annual operational cost of the property, including cleaning, garbage removal and maintenance of all 29 hectares, was $ 27,540, Harris said. That hasn’t changed in years.

The house can sleep up to nine people, and the bed and breakfast managers stay up all night.

Work Smith / Equipment.

The house can sleep up to nine people, and the bed and breakfast managers stay up all night.

Tehano believed that what he did well with the property far outweighed the council’s potential profit.

“We weren’t making much money, but we were happy with it, as we believed we were carrying on Ormond’s legacy,” he said.

Ormond Wilson’s family bought the land in 1873 as part of a larger block.

Wilson was a Member of Parliament for many years, but his passion was the Project Mount Lease Reserve.

In 1950, he separated the reserve from the rest of the farm, and, despite the exotic vegetation, spent 40 years restoring things destroyed during the European colonies.

A manuscript was called. Walled garden Wilson’s reflection on his efforts at Mountless was included by Dr. Scott Eastham.

Mary Eastham published her late husband's manuscript, The Wald Garden, in tribute to the Mount Lease Reserve.

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Mary Eastham published her late husband’s manuscript, The Wald Garden, in tribute to the Mount Lease Reserve.

“Nature is very adaptable.

At his own expense, Tehans said he developed and maintained the reserve, and provided events and security.

“We believe we have added value to the reserve.”

Online surveys mention “friendly” teens, and the only complaints were about the number of separate public toilets and resident ducks.

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