We are in possession of a property (a plot) in Mumbai since 1960s which has a structure on it, a chawl with some tenants. We are the occupiers and the land and structure is in our possession since then. The property card has the name of Mr.X as the landlord and me as the occupier. We are reciving regular rents from the tenants and also paying BMC tax regularly. Kindly note that the plot is not slum declared. We recently approched the landlord for buying out the property which he agreed for amount 'A' . We paid the landlord the said amount part by cheque and part by cash. Cash payment reciept he denied to give. We have signed an MOU with him for the same. The MOU is not registered ( stamp duty paid). We trusted these people as they would do the conveyance after this. but now after repeated attempts of asking for conveyance the landlord just kept postponing for some or the other odd reasons. Now finally he says that he cannot do the conveyance as he doesnt want to sell the said plot for the decided price and now wants amount 'Y'. We are filing a fraud case on the landlord for the same as he has not even accepted our formal reminder letters for the conveyance. My advocate has suggested to firstly go and file a police complaint against the landlord for fraud and cheating..
Kindly help me with your views on wht can be done ahead.