Kerville Holness took part in an online auction of homes in Broward County, Florida, whose owners had fallen behind on their taxes. He knew he had to bid on a beautifully magnificent villa in Tamarac, Florida as he saw it.
Kerville was ecstatic and proud of himself at first for getting such a good deal, especially as a first-time auction bidder. He ended up winning the auction and paying only $9,100 for the villa, which was worth $177,000.
Sounds like a steal, right? Not so fast.
Kerville didn’t find out until after the purchase was completed that he was the proud owner of a little plot of land — a 1-foot-wide by 100-foot-long strip of grass valued only $50.
The Sun Sentinel reports that “it starts at the curb where two mailboxes have been installed, goes under the wall separating the garages of two adjoining Spring Lake villas, then extends out to the back of the lot.”
Kerville was perplexed and alarmed by the stunningly awful rip-off offer. “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?” he told the Sun Sentinel.
Watch the video to learn why officials say he can’t do anything about it. He won’t be getting his money back, and he’ll be stuck with his small plot of property.