I have sent a lawyer notice for the bounced cheques within the 30 days of cheque bounce to the party and received the acknowledgement for one letter sent to party's office address but the another one sent to home address was returned back saying "not claimed" (refused to accept). After sending the original notice there was a small typing error about the cheque date and hence corrigendam was sent for which acknowledgements came back. After the acknowledgement date (04.10.2012) 15 days time given for the payment was passed but the party did not make any payments.
My question is:
1. Can I go ahead with the proceedings if the initial letter sent to house address is not delivered?
2. After the acknowledgement date of the notice 04.10.2012, within how much time I will have to file the complaint?
3. I softly asked the party to pay back my money but he is threating that he will also file the cases under harassment (he is telling that legal notice is a threating and you are threating me to make payments and I will file harassment cases against you). How to deal with this situation? Is sending legal notice a threat?
4. Can I approach police? He also cheated whle registering the land (which is a govt land) he mortgaged and said it is clean title. Can I change my lawyer, if it is required after sending the legal notice?
I sincerely appriciate your time in answering the question. Please suggest the best method. What are the timelines for filing the case?