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Multi-millionaire James Mayo at war at Bondi penthouse amid claims 'hot tea' poured over a balcony

Multi-millionaire James Mayo is applying for a restraining order against his neighbours over claims hot 'tea' was poured on him and his dog while they were on the street outside his $20.5million Bondi Beach home. He is pictured with his ex-partner Tottie Goldsmith

The multi-millionaire owner of Australia's most expensive apartment has applied for an restraining order against his neighbours over claims hot tea was poured on him and his dog from a fifth-floor balcony.

Mayo Hardware director James Mayo, 54, sold the four-bedroom penthouse overlooking Sydney's Bondi Beach in March for a record $20.5 million.

He has now privately applied for a restraining order over claims he and the dog were burned by the liquid poured on them while they were on the street below.

Police were called a day after the hot liquid - which was 'perhaps tea' - was allegedly poured on the business tycoon about two weeks ago, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Mr Mayo asked for a two-year and a 12-month order to be taken out against two of his neighbours. 

The neighbours named in the application have a social circle including NRL identities and are well-known in Bondi for their charitable work.

No charges have been laid and police declined to comment to Daily Mail Australia.

The four-bedroom Bondi Beach penthouse went under the hammer for auction in March. Mr Mayo claims he and the dog were burned by the liquid poured on them as they were standing on the street

A spokesman said the application was not a police matter.

The neighbours also refused to respond publicly to the allegations, but it is believed they will challenge them in court.

Mr Mayo is an accomplished yachtsman who won the Sydney to Hobart race as a teenage crew member.

He first put the four-bedroom penthouse under the hammer for $17 million on March 20.

The apartment was put on the market for $17 million and a couple paid more than $4 million over the asking price

The sale was four years after he bought the property in 2016 for $9.8 million

Panoramic views of the ocean and ritzy location of the penthouse drew in huge interest from vendors. 

A couple, who have not been named, won the heated bidding war and paid more than $4 million over the asking price. 

The open plan interior spans 304sqm and includes its own foyer at the entrance.

Though the panoramic views of the ocean and ritzy location of the penthouse drew in huge interest from vendors

Four en-suite bathrooms are attached to the bedrooms, granting residents excellent privacy.

The apartment has a dedicated media room and a spacious formal dining room, making it the perfect entertainer's suite.

The oversized terrace is pitched by the real estate agency as the perfect alfresco setting with sprawling views of Bondi Beach in the backdrop.

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