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Man who thinks he’s buying a house accidentally buys 30cm strip of land

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To make matters worse, it was only worth £40.

A 'for sale' sign outside a house

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.

A 30cm ruler
The land was only 30cm wide (aleksanderkrsmanovic/Getty)

An official told the South Florida Sun Sentinel there’s not a lot Kerville Holness can do about his purchase.

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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