Sept. 26, 1816

“Royal Chancellery Decree” issued by Austrian Royal Chancellery [Present-day Austria]: “[…] No Israeli is permitted to assume the administration, sequestration, leasing or purchasing of an immovable good – either under his own or someone else’s name. […] Deeds, whereby an Israeli has illegally gained possession of an immovable good, are invalid, and therefore, legally unbinding – no matter whether it was signed by the Israeli himself or for him by a third party as well as any other sham operations/actions (‘Scheinhandlungen’) with the same aim – regardless of how they may have occurred. […] Israelis who have acted in violation of this ordinance are to be fined in the amount consisting of 1/3 of the value of the realty which they sought to take possession of […]” [Researcher’s note: If the collection of the fine was in-executable a prison sentence of 1-3 months could be imposed instead, and/or the cancellation of their toleration permit.]
Beyträge zur politischen Gesetzkunde im österreichischen Kaiserstaate; Herausgegeben von Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Graf von Barth-Barthenheim): Erster Band; (Wien; 1821); (Contributions to the Political Statutes of the Austrian Royal State; published by Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Earl of Barth-Barthenheim); (Volume I); (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 12/29/2017 ADD PAGE #