Dear all eminent Lawyers
My father gifted me the apartment via a registered gift deed. However the society was not admitting me as a member. This went on for 6 years. Finally , I had to appeal to the Deputy registrar of cooperative housing societies for membership. After 9 months of hearings the order came in my favour. It is yet to be implemented although .
However there was no order on costs.
Can I appeal to the joint registrar for costs? Or the appeal can be made only in the cooperative court with the judge ?
If yes , what kind of costs can I ask for
- Litigation costs
- Opportunity costs
- Costs for delay etc.
Once again my basic query is whether technically & legally can I appeal to the joint registrar only for costs.
Does the joint registrar have the powers to give an order on costs or is it that the power to award costs is only with the magistrates / judges ?
Are costs usually awarded in summary trials like that conducted in deputy registrars office ?
Finally is it worth the time and effort to appeal for costs ( if they can be awarded in the first place )
Hope to see a lot of responses & many thanks in advance for the same.