real estate

Rules for restoring possession of regained Warsaw property to the former owners

Owners of Warsaw property still face barriers in taking over possession of buildings from the city, even though the rules governing delivery of possession were established in an order issued by the Mayor of Warsaw in 2008.

Building regained but units sold

Decision to sell units in a building covered by the Warsaw Decree: A source of injury in pursuing claims for damages

(Dis)advantageous restitution: Compensatory damages for returned Warsaw real estate

After reprivatisation proceedings lasting many years, the legal successors of the former owners of real estate manage to regain the property that was once lost. But often the current value is grossly low, which justifies pursuing compensatory damages.

Reprivatisation claims and the acquisition of adjacent real estate by residential cooperatives

Monetary compensation for former owners of Warsaw Decree properties could help in many instances to remove the barrier to acquisition by residential cooperatives of adjacent plots of land to improve the conditions for development of their own real estate.

Proposed amendments to the Developers Act

Poland’s consumer protection authority has drawn up guidelines for amending the Act on Protection of Rights of Buyers of Residential Units and Single-Family Houses of 16 September 2011, popularly known as the Developers Act. Real estate developers are not pleased.

Converting perpetual usufruct into ownership: Unconstitutional giveaway from local governments to private businesses

Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal has held that regulations giving economic entities the right to demand conversion of perpetual usufruct of land into ownership violate constitutional principles of social justice and local government autonomy.