PHOTO: Paul Jones stands in front of the Marsden Park property he has called home for the past six years. Source: A Current Affair

A Sydney man who purchased and moved onto a block of land west of the city says he is “gutted” after finding out the property he has been living on for six years is not the one he actually owns.

In a bizarre bungle, Paul Jones has been left confused and upset by the news that his 404sqm property in Marsden Park belongs to council, and his actual land is 40 metres down the street.

The land, purchased for $70,000 back in 2013, was marketed as “a great opportunity to purchase future residential land currently zoned rural”.

The advertisement listed features including a small dwelling on the property, water and septic tanks on site and fencing.