Brothers at war: The eight-year battle of siblings finally ends in a courtroom confrontation after the two faced off in a wild brawl where one pair attacked the other with a cricket bat and a TV crew’s equipment
- Eight years later, brothers are still fighting over who owns a house
- Richard and George Sckaff disputed ownership in 2015
- They made national headlines in 2015 for their wild brawl
- The case will now be resolved in the Supreme Court
A bitter legal feud between two brothers who despise each other finally comes to an end after eight long years.
Richard and George Sckaff made national headlines in 2015 when they got into a wild brawl in front of A Current Affair cameras outside their homes in Dulwich Hill, Sydney.
George became furious when his brother messaged him eviction notice at the place where he was home for 25 years.
As George and the camera crew faced Richard, he attacked them with a cricket bat and even snatched their boom mic to use as a weapon.
Nearly a decade on the bad blood remains and the question of who owns the property is still hotly debated.
But this week the Supreme Court will decide who the rightful owner of the house is.
Richard and George Sckaff made national headlines in 2015 when they got into a wild brawl in front of A Current Affair cameras outside their homes in Sydney’s Dulwich Hill
The brotherly bond turned sour when their mother Souad, who lived next door to Richard and two houses away from George, died.
Richard’s name was on the title deed to the house his brother lived in, but George claimed the house was bought for him by their parents.
“They bought Richard a house and paid it off for him. Then they bought me a house and paid it off for me,” George told A Current Affair in 2015.
After their very public melee, Richard was arrested by police and six months later pleaded guilty to a charge of common assault and two counts of willful damage.
His brother also pleaded guilty to an assault charge.
Both were given good behavior bonds.
As George and the camera crew faced Richard, he attacked them with a cricket bat and even snatched their boom mic to use as a weapon
While those matters were being settled, the question of who owns the home continued, with the matter set to be decided by a Supreme Court judge at a hearing scheduled for this week.
On the first day of proceedings on Monday, neither brother said a word to each other.
The court heard that neither man had documentary evidence of who paid for the house, now valued at $2.2 million.
The case continues.