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Man pays Rs 6.3 lakh online for a ‘foot-wide strip of grass’ thinking he was buying a ‘cheap’ villa

Kerville Holness, A Man From Florida Probably Thought That He Was The Luckiest Man On The Planet For Getting A Villa As Cheap As £72,000, Until He Found Out That The Money He Had Paid For Was Just For A Foot-wide Strip Of Grass.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 22 Jun 2019, 05:30:52 PM
Duped man pays Rs 6.3 lakh online for a ‘foot-wide strip of grass (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi:

Here is a precautionary tale warning us once again to be more careful when it comes to online shopping! Kerville Holness, a man from Florida must have probably thought that he was the luckiest man in the planet for getting a villa as cheap as £72,000, until he found out that the money he had paid for was just for a foot-wide strip of grass.

Holness, from Florida, recently came away from an online property auction feeling pretty pleased with himself as he successfully bid £72,000 for a Tamarac villa worth £140,639 in an online auction. As it turns out his ‘lucky’ £72,000 bargain for a strip of grass was just for £39, ouch!

The little strip of land starts between the mailboxes of the two houses and then goes under a wall which is separating the garages of the villas, before going through into the back gardens.

What is even worse, officials in Florida say that Holness can't do anything about the sale. Speaking to the Sun Sentinel Holness, said: "Its deception. There was no demarcation to show it's just a line going through, even though they have the tools to show that.

"If I'm vindictive enough, I can cut right through the garage wall and the home to get to my air space, but what use would that be to me?"

Holness told the news outlet that the property appraiser images linked through to a site showed the villa as the item that was being bid on. But the appraiser's site and the county's tax site say that the property has no value and lists its size - 100 square feet.

The bigger question now is, what will be do with that foot-wide strip of grass?



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First Published : 22 Jun 2019, 05:30:52 PM