My grandfather who is GOAN had purchased a land about 400 sq yards in narayanguda, hyderabad (opp melkoti park) in 1890 from the nizams and build a house on the land. He had a son and daughter. His daughter was married off and is no more now (died) and she has 1 daughter. The son (my father) after my grandfather's death continued staying in the same house. He married and had 1 son & 3 daughters (all got married off). My father died in 1974. The son (my brother) got married and has a 1 girl & 1 boy (now he is dead). Now the old house had collapsed due to natural calamities and no body is staying there.
In all this time frame we did not had the thought of getting land documents (lost documents) or register them on anybody's name when the opportunity came. Our property is listed in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation on our grandfather's name and we are paying the property tax till dated. We have the copies in our hand. Recently the Mandal Revenue Office officials had put up a board stating that it is a OPEN LAND and the same belongs to the Government. And they have suggested us to come and meet them if we had the valid land documents (registered documents)
I would like to know in the absence of the legal documents and the purchase deed of my grandfather what position we hold at the current situation.
and also would like to know that my aunty's daughter has filed a case say that she is also a share holder of the said property.
Kindly advise and suggest.