Dear Sir, We have paid 10000 INR (on 5 Nov 2020) as a token advance to an owner by saying that we rent a house. Due to unavoidable circumstances, we could not rent his 2BHK home. We have the google pay receipt for paying the money.
We have told the owner that we will taken their 2BHK from 7th Nov, but we have said on 5th Nov that we can not go.
We have asked for returning the money, but he said "sir we can refund the money"
However, after calling him and by saying that "we will complaint in the police station", and also we come down and suggested to cut 2000 to 3000 INR and return 7000 INR.
Finally, he agreed to pay 7000 INR but by stating that if someone occupies the home, then he can return the money (but only 7000 out of 10000 INR).
We said that "we are not sure when someone can occupies during this pandemic, but please return after one month".
After one month we went to his apartment and called him through my uncle's phone (because he had already blocked mine and my wife's phone numbers thinking that we are torturing him). Arguments went on between the owner and us, finally he said if you people come to my apartment I will not return the money. He added that if you guys come like this I will not return any money.
Please advise us, whether we shall complain against him citing the cheating case?
Or to approach district consumer court? Or to give a complaint in the nearby police station?
Thanks for your help and support.