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PWEI   
28 Sep 2011
Real Estate / How to get my property back in Poland? I left 36 years ago. [59]

Anyways, statute of limitations in Poland is 10 years and ownership of real estate passes from the legal owner to the person that uses the property for 20 years, 30 years in case of bad faith ( article 172 par 2, Polish Civil Code ).

Depends on when they got divorced then.
PWEI   
28 Sep 2011
Real Estate / How to get my property back in Poland? I left 36 years ago. [59]

She could have walked him out of that flat at gunpoint, if he didn't do anything about it for 30 years passed its all fine and dandy according to Polish law.

But by your reasoning, a couple could buy twenty rental flats and then when they divorce 25 years later one party assert that the other had no claim to the properties as no use had been made by that person of those properties.

It also depends on when she acquired the flat and when they divorced (from what I'm seeing, they didn't own the flat when he left but she acquired it at a later date).
PWEI   
28 Sep 2011
Real Estate / How to get my property back in Poland? I left 36 years ago. [59]

I would also like to point out that I am rather well-versed in the "zasiedzenie" related issues, as some of my Jewish friends who tried to reclaim property were blocked exactly by the article and paragraph I just quoted. So unless someone is going to make a properly backed up legal argument please don't tell me I don't know jack in this particular matter.

I'm not saying that you know nothing, I'm saying that if she acquired ownership of the property less than 20 years ago (i.e. neither of their names were on the deeds before then) and they were still married when she did, he might have a claim.

But you might also want to note that my advice to him was to try to settle it with her and then to speak to a lawyer.
PWEI   
28 Sep 2011
Study / Eastern European Studies internship/ job [10]

Based on 15 years of living and working in Warsaw, I would have suggested trying one of the major property firms here, some of them use English as a working language and thus have staff who don't speak Polish; however, the last time I made that recommendation the post was moved to off-topic, so perhaps the mods here know far more about the companies which I work with on a daily basis. Probably best if you listen to them and consider any recommendation to contact the major property firms here as being so useless as to be off-topic.
PWEI   
28 Sep 2011
News / Polish president traveling LOT? What about POLISH AIRFORCE 1? [23]

JonnyM
Quite possibly, given the cost of all those seats in Business Class which probably outweighed the cost of an airforce plane.

Unfortunately even the most basic grasp of economics is far beyond little Deepak.
PWEI   
28 Sep 2011
News / Polish president traveling LOT? What about POLISH AIRFORCE 1? [23]

pipThe fleet is embarrassingly out of date

Sorry pip but got to disagree: the average age of LOT's fleet is apparently 8.8 years. By comparison: Continental 10.1, US Airways 12.2, Delta 13.8, American 14.7, Northwest 18.5.

airsafe.com/events/airlines/fleetage.htm
PWEI   
28 Sep 2011
History / What do Poles owe to Germans? [285]

sascha
statistics say that the german shepard dog is the one with the most attacks on people.

Journalist mate of mine was recently doing a story about Auschwitz and while in the area was attacked by a dog which locals claimed was a direct descendant of the dogs the SS used at the camp.
PWEI   
28 Sep 2011
Real Estate / How to get my property back in Poland? I left 36 years ago. [59]

actually there was $150/month (at that time $150x zl120=zl 18000/month!) for 5 years which was total $ 108000! She never had divorced me in Poland.

Sounds like you've lost any claim to the property. But seriously: contact a lawyer.
PWEI   
29 Sep 2011
Law / Is it REALLY that easy to get car insurance in Poland ? [14]

Olaf
They do ask the age (PESEL) and address of the car... and tons of other information.

Things must have changed a lot since 2003 (ever since then I've just renewed my existing policy, after checking with a friend's brother who is an insurance agent).
PWEI   
29 Sep 2011
Law / Is it REALLY that easy to get car insurance in Poland ? [14]

at first you had to provide details...

Not really. It was age and address and value of car (and I think maybe how long I'd been driving). I remember that I had a student who had a Subaru WRX (and a seriously souped up one) who had twice lost his licence (once for speeding and once for drink driving) and had had several accidents. I at that time had a completely clean licence and had had one accident (17 years previously). We were both paying 4.8% of the value of our cars for our insurance. For a laugh I got a quote for my grandmother (clean licence and not an accident in 50 years' driving) driving a 2003 Skoda Fabia Classic (i.e. what would be group one in UK): the quote was 4.8%
PWEI   
29 Sep 2011
Real Estate / Residential real estate values go down in Poland [455]

peterweg
So you have a time machine or a crystal ball?

Neither are needed to see what has been happening recently and what is happening now.

But I'm sure we will need a time machine in order to go far enough forwards in time to see you finally produce the list of things that need to be done when building a house and the costs thereof.

cms
for sure prices will continue to fall to a level where they are affordable for average earners.

No they won't. They will settle at the level where demand meets supply.
PWEI   
29 Sep 2011
Real Estate / Residential real estate values go down in Poland [455]

peterweg
Same thing really.Where and when doesn't matter to 99% of the population, they can stay put and save.

Yes, because renting is such a good investment. I wish that I had continued to rent for the last decade and a bit: that way I could have carried on paying rent instead of paying pretty much exactly the same amount in mortgage repayments and having a flat with no mortgage at all on it anymore.
PWEI   
29 Sep 2011
Law / What's the best way to transfer £20,000 into PLN [31]

There's a simple solution: arrange for the Kantor to meet you in the bank. There's also a nice trick you can play with the bank to get a better rate than the kantor is offering.
PWEI   
29 Sep 2011
Real Estate / How to get my property back in Poland? I left 36 years ago. [59]

Pewex was still running in 1993 where you could buy luxury items but they would only accept US dollars

It was still running in 1995 but by then you could pay in zloty too. I remember seeing the sign for a Pewex shop in 1998/9 but I don't remember if the shop was actually operating then.
PWEI   
29 Sep 2011
Real Estate / Residential real estate values go down in Poland [455]

peterweg
LOL, classic idiot.

Exactly: I could have stayed in a slightly smaller flat 500 metres from where I now live and carried on paying about a couple of grand a month in rent or I could have got a mortgage and bought a place paying the same amount per month. Obviously I would have been far better off doing what you suggested, i.e. stay put and save. If I'd done that I would have whatever I had saved. Instead all I have is a flat in central Warsaw and the memory of a mortgage. Do remind me to come to you next time I want financial advice.
PWEI   
29 Sep 2011
Real Estate / How to get my property back in Poland? I left 36 years ago. [59]

grubasAnd what are you talking about now???Huh?What better rate?Since march 16th 1989 anyone in Poland could buy as many USD as one wanted in kantory wymiany walut, so what better rate are you talking about?

It seems that you may be the one who has never been inside a Pewex store (did they not let peasants shop there?): one could, in theory, pay in several different currencies, including zloty; however the cheapest way to do it was to change your zloty to dollars as the local kantor (or man in leather jacket outside) would give you a better rate than Pewex would.
PWEI   
29 Sep 2011
Real Estate / How to get my property back in Poland? I left 36 years ago. [59]

Are you stupid or what?I just told you that since March 16th 1989 anyony could buy or sell any amount of USD in kantory.

Yawn. Clearly you are too retarded to understand the concept of 'getting more for your money by buying at a better rate'. Nevermind, go back to your illegal job as an illegal immigrant while you can: it's only a matter of time before you get caught and deported.
PWEI   
29 Sep 2011
Real Estate / How to get my property back in Poland? I left 36 years ago. [59]

Check the facts before posting becuse already up to 1992 5000 kantors were opened in Poland.

I refer you to page 16 of the 1995 edition of the Rough Guide to Poland: there is a warning there regarding illicit money exchange transactions.

Alternatively, check the 1999 edition of the Lonely Planet guide to Poland, page 60 "Street moneychangers are slowly becoming an extinct species, but some still hang around touristy places. Give them a miss - most are con men. Particularly, beware of moneychangers in Gdansk."
PWEI   
29 Sep 2011
Love / Your feedback on office sex (situation from Poland) [37]

Either 2 (more probably) or perhaps 4. You don't want to start firing people unless you really need to (hassle and expense).

Although you may wish to consider letting your new guy know that if he ever again dips his pen in the company ink, getting fired will be a picnic compared to his wife divorcing him.
PWEI   
29 Sep 2011
Real Estate / How to get my property back in Poland? I left 36 years ago. [59]

hythorn
you could buy a million zlots for 38 quid in 1993

It was a bit over £25 when I got to Poland two years later. I still have my first million.

grubas
what does it have to do with currency exchange?

It proves that, as we have been trying to tell you, as late as 1999 there were men in black leather jackets hanging round in touristy areas exchanging money.

Personally I found that as long as one was on one's toes and changed fairly small amounts, you could get better rates from such gentlemen (not surprising given that their overheads were limited to a leather(ish) jacket every decade and much of their profit margin came from the less than careful).
PWEI   
29 Sep 2011
Real Estate / Residential real estate values go down in Poland [455]

peterweg
We have two properties and neither has a mortgage

Apart from the loan on one which you told us about on the previous page.

So is your memory shot or are your writing skills as good as your reading skills?