Man who thinks he’s buying a house accidentally buys 30cm strip of land
To make matters worse, it was only worth £40.
A Florida man thought he had snagged a deal when he paid 9,100 dollars (£7,200) in an online auction for what he thought was a villa. What he got was a 1ft by 100ft strip of land.
The land, valued at only 50 dollars (£40), starts on a kerb and goes under a wall separating two villas in the Spring Lake community and then out to the back of the lot.
Mr Holness said he was deceived as property appraiser photos linked to the auction site show a villa on the parcel he made a bid on.
But the newspaper said the appraiser’s site and information on the county’s tax site show no building value.
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