In 2006, a group of land owners have entered into a ‘GPA cum development agreement’ with a developer, to construct and handover villas on their lands. The developer was to obtain necessary permissions from the authorities (which were obtained in 2010) and develop villas in the entire area. The allocation villas to landowners and developer was done by way of a registered Supplementary deed in 2011. Subsequently the developer completed his share of villas and sold them. The landowners villas remain incomplete. In fact majority of the villas mortgaged to the authorities while obtaining the construction permission were falling in the share of the landowners. This was done by the developer falsely stating in the mortgage deed that all such mortgaged villas belong to him and he is sole and beneficial owner of them.
All efforts of discussion with builder has gone in vain. Please advise if the land owners can file a case in NCLT against the builder.
Do land owners also come under the definition of "FINANCIAL CREDITORS", if so do the come under the ‘secured financial creditors’ to have the right to file in NCLT (like a home buyer).
When some of the landowners filed a civil case against the developer, he has replied in his counter saying that he has not mortgaged any of the landowners villas to obtain permission, to the particular point about why he has mortgaged the landowners villas to the government authorities stating falsely that the developer is the owner of all such villas (in the mortgage deed).
Can the landowners file a perjury?
Will the Perjury case if filed help in putting pressure on the developer to complete the landowners villas?
The developer also sold through registered sale deed a common amenity- the club house which is part of the permitted gated community, to a third party for zero transaction.
Can this sale deed be valid as there is no financial amount exchanged?
What legal recourse can be taken for such a sale of a common amenity?