Most Ukrainians do not like to turn to real estate companies, looking for housing for rent. And this is quite logical because the services of intermediaries are very expensive. Moreover, today the search for real estate is much simpler due to the development of the Internet. This allows tenants to work directly with the owners of the living space. However, in order not to fall into the hands of scammers, one must understand the peculiarities of the Ukrainian real estate rental market.
How not to rent a bad apartment?
Many tenants are not able to recognize bad real estate, as they are keen on the dreams of a quick move and living in a new apartment. Especially the problem is urgent, if you need to rent square meters urgently. Therefore, a person examining new housing simply does not pay attention to important moments, urging the landlord to conclude a contract more quickly, thereby committing a gross error.
Experts advise you to take a friend with you to the apartment. Being an uninterested person, he will be more critical of the state of doors, locks of communication systems and other housing criteria. Plus, the presence of an outsider will make the fraudster think about whether to go for deception or politely refuse further cooperation.
Often, the surrender of problem housing is not taken by its owners, but by their trusted persons. In this case, even the presence of a notarized power of attorney does not guarantee that you will not be deceived. Therefore, it is better to look for offers directly from property owners, which will greatly simplify the verification of documents and other moments accompanying the transaction.
Communicate with the owner of square meters
Independent rental of a two-room apartment is a complicated and responsible business. This is due to the fact that a large number of ads on the Internet host intermediaries, disguised as homeowners. Therefore, when meeting with the landlord, pay attention to how he behaves:
The owner of square meters will always agree to provide a passport and a document on the right to own the apartment. If the landlord tries to steer the conversation aside, explaining that the documents were left with the wife or in the car, then immediately cease any cooperation with him.
The owner of the dwelling will always be present at the inspection of the living space. He knows all the advantages and disadvantages of the apartment and will not withhold them, trying to get additional profit.
Housing from the owner always has a good condition, as the owner of the apartment tries to regularly carry out cosmetic repairs. He is interested in housing for a long time to make a profit.
A couple of important recommendations of professionals
On the advice of experienced realtors in self-rental housing, special attention should be given to moments that seem unimportant at first glance:
The study of the act of reception-transmission. Sometimes unscrupulous landlords make a non-existent technique in the contract. This will allow them to demand from you, return a TV or a refrigerator that never existed.
The time of signing the contract. If the owner of the living space promises to bring a washing machine in a week, and the signature in the contract asks you to put it today, do not agree. Insist that you will sign the documents, after all the issues have been settled.
Documents requiring your signature. This is not only a lease agreement, but an act of acceptance and transfer and a receipt from the lessor for the receipt of rent.
Remember that renting a two-room apartment for a long or short term, you can never agree to oral arrangements. Only the availability of a written contract will allow you to defend your rights in the event of controversial situations.
Earlier it was reported how to determine the legality of a new building.