President Lech Walesa is expected to vacate the Warsaw residence he moved into just a month ago, one of the first "victims" of Poland's privatization process.

The villa, on Klonowa street in downtown Warsaw, was confiscated by communists after their takeover in World War II and was being prepared for the arrival of Walesa's large family from Gdansk.But Poland is now reprivatizing, returning state properties to their former owners, and thousands of Poles may be able to retrieve their property.

In Walesa's case, the former owner knocked on the door of his residence recently and said she wants it back.