Legacy, is an organization which specializes in search, analysis, claim and retrieval of private properties, businesses, community properties and land plots which have been abandoned or lost due to historical events in Europe and especially in Poland.
While attempting to retrieve his family’s assets from Kraków, Poland, Solomon Taub felt the need for a specialized organization, dedicated to this purpose. He realized that there was no established organization equipped to deal with the challenges and obstacles in achieving goals when dealing with the local Government offices. It became clear that Claiming Property in Poland required a personalized approach, plus expert legal knowledge. After three years of a successful struggle with the Polish court, Solomon Taub regained ownership for his parents properties in Krakow. This success caused Solomon and his partners to establish the Legacy organization in order to provide a solution for all those who strive to deal with the past and dare to claim their legitimate rights for their family property.
What is Legacy’s aim?
1. To locate family property.
2. To locate and identify living heirs.
3. To free family property of any legal or illegal possession.
4. To gain ownership or suitable compensation for properties illegally possessed.
Legacy can provide you with:
- A realistic evaluation of your chances of successful property retrieval.
- Efficient handling of legal issues with minimal outlay
- A potential for a business opportunity
- A complete representation when having to face unfamiliar legal systems and local administration ruled by heavy bureaucracy.
Property retrieval in Poland/Eastern Europe may involve:
- complicated legal issues (such as suing illegal possessors, Inheritance procedures etc.)
- laws that differ between regions
- unforeseen expenses
Legacy lawyers are fully aware of the long intervals that have elapsed since the time when families were forced to evacuate their homes. They also know that most properties which were deserted from 1945 are currently occupied by local families. Many of these have already registered their names as legal owners at local Land & Mortgage offices. Legacy lawyers are experienced in dealing with such cases and in undertaking complicated, sometimes lengthy, legal measures.
A potential for a business opportunity
Poland is now a modern state with great growth potential, especially since it joined the European Union.
Research by the State of Israel revealed the value of Jewish owned properties in Europe before 1939 as equivalent to 145 billion Dollars. Privately owned real estate accounted for 95% of this amount.
In Poland alone, the value of abandoned Jewish property is estimated as 30 billion USD. If no proof exists that previous owners or their descendants have presented a legal interest in their family property after WW2, there is severe danger of properties being lost forever. Such proof means that clients never gave up their ownership rights.
Descendants who successfully regain registered ownership of family property can either sell it or enjoy a monthly income from the rental. Legacy is uniquely qualified to assist with the selling process and with management of rented sites.
Now’s the time to act
Don't hesitate to contact our offices today and discover how to reclaim your family's legacy.
After Poland joined the EU in 2004, it has successfully adjusted to the new era, while continuing to maintain its economic boom. However, because regulations may change unexpectedly, Legacy is in constant touch with the current situation.
In spite of time unforeseen changes, many claims end successfully with properties registered in the names of their legal heirs. These properties can either be sold or rented out, according to owners’ preferences. In other cases suitable compensation may be obtained according to a real market value.