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.

Claims for damages for administrative inaction

Failure to consider a decree application can be grounds for public entities to make up the loss for depriving the owners of rights to land in Warsaw.

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.

French inheritance documents in Polish reprivatisation proceedings

Reprivatisation cases require identification of all the former owners of the property as well as their legal successors. Thorny problems can arise when inheritance documents from France are involved.

Localisation of foreign civil register deeds in Poland

Identifying all the parties to reprivatisation proceedings can be difficult when the heirs of the former owners are spread around the world. Proving legal succession requires submission to the court of civil register documents, which may be registered in Poland for the purpose of Polish legal proceedings.