I made an arrangement with a landowner to purchase his empty Lot for 800k in Bulacan. The owner does not have an original copy of the title, he only had a xerox copy of it. He gave me a copy of the land title, We agreed on terms written and signed by him that i would forward him 200K, and within 3 months he would produce the original land title. Then i would pay him the rest once i get original title.
The understanding was, the original title was lost, and he needed 3 months to have a new title produced. Its been 7 months, no original land title. He said he is working on it, but i doubt it. I still want the LOT. Can i take this to court? Do i have a case to get my downpayment
back or the lot? Any advise would help.