A Florida man bought a villa in Tamarac for $9,100 or Rs 6.3 lakh approximately during an online auction but guess what it turned out to be? A strip of grass.
Florida man was in for a great shock after he bought a villa in Tamarac for $9,100 or Rs 6.3 lakh approximately and unfortunately, realised later that it was nothing but a piece of grass. Before anything else, try and imagine his disappointment.
Kerville Holness purchased the villa during the Broward online auction of properties and it is said to be worth $177,000. Hence, Kerville was of the opinion that the villa was nothing short of a steal considering the price he had paid. Alas, his ‘villa’ turned out to be a strip of grass between two homes – one-foot-wide and 100-foot-long on Northwest 100th Way in Spring Lake. The Daily Mail reports that the strip is only worth $50, and that Broward auction sold properties that had defaulted on their taxes.
As per Florida officials, Kerville cannot seek a refund owing to the prevalent state laws and as a result of it, is stuck with the deal.
“It’s deception. There was no demarcation to show it’s just a line going through the (villa duplex), 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,” Kerville was quoted as saying by South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Meanwhile, The Daily Mail also reports that the “property appraiser images were linked to the auction site that showed the villa as the item to be bid on,” as per Kerville.
Now, now. Might as well reconsider buying property online henceforth. Will you?