(Querist) 21 November 2018
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Due to my personal needs I sold a piece of agricultural land in 2016 employing a broker, while executing the deed, broker convinced me to add 10' pathway in one direction saying this pathway will be provided by him on broker's cost and that without the defined pathway, parties will not buy the land. Other than in the chouhaddi (boundary) part, there is no mention of this pathway anywhere else in the majmoon (description) of the deed, nor in the original agreement I signed with the broker. Broker sold this plot to 4 different parties. This land is beside a sarkari payeen and other than the first buyer, there is no other approach for subsequent buyers as it was an agricultural land. Believing him, I executed the deed and he convinced me to sign the deed mentioning this pathway in one direction, but now he is saying I have to provide that 10' pathway. This will mean a loss of at least 2500 feet as the plot is almost 250 feet in length. What options do I have? Is it possible to file a lawsuit against the broker and the buyer? Kindly suggest me.
(Expert) 21 November 2018
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(Querist) 22 November 2018
Thank you all for your remarks, yes I did sign an agreement and discussion was held with one of my co-sharer as well, however, I doubt the broker will agree to remember his verbal talks. This was an agricultural land so there is no passage except for the first buyer who has a surveyed payeen in one direction. I have tried local counsels already, they simply said the boundary will prevail, and they rather suggested to sale off the remaining land I have there (with different khata/khesra numbers). Any further guidance in this matter will be deeply appreciated.
(Querist) 22 November 2018
I want to sue the broker and buyer on the grounds of not paying for pathway and yet trying to claim more than the land they purchased. As I mentioned earlier I did sign agreement with the broker and there was never a mention of any pathway to be left at my cost, in fact on the same ground he asked for a reduction in rates that he will have to provide for approach at his own cost.