Owners of apartments and offices blame the growth of the dollar and put renters before the fact: "either pay more, or look for another place." Kiev realtors told that the running objects went up by 5-10%.
For example, if last year one-room hotel in Kiev sleeping area can be rented for 3,5 thousand UAH, but now it costs 4,5-5 thousand UAH. And then, if you're lucky - the demand for such a price tag is quite large.
One-bedroom apartment in Troyeschina will cost in January at least 6-7 thousand UAH, and for a third will ask 8 thousand UAH and more. And this is in the most inexpensive array of the capital, the average rental price in Kiev now is at least $ 300 / month (8700 UAH).
Often, the parties manage to reach a compromise. For obvious reasons: the owners do not really want to lose proven tenants, and renters like to constantly move, especially since cheap offers with decent conditions are getting smaller. It is often easier to agree to a higher rent than to spend money on moving.
"The stakes, though not completely, but growing. And not only because of the dollar's rate, but also because of the increased demand. Both for apartments and for commercial real estate. Such price jumps begin in the autumn and continue after the New Year. Most of all, the growth rates will be felt on expensive real estate, "- said a private realtor Alexander Grishko.
On the other hand, the victims are not always the "evil and greedy" owners of apartments or commercial premises. There are precedents when potential tenants turn out to be raiders and seize the premises by force.
To avoid unpleasant situations in the future, first of all, it is necessary to write a competent written lease. It is desirable, having shown it preliminary to the lawyer or even to the explanatory realtor.
In the lease agreement, most of all additional expenses, including utility payments, are prescribed. In most contracts, there is a possibility of termination without penalty on the application of one of the parties for 1 month.
As in the case of commercial premises, and when renting a house, usually, contracts prescribe the possibility of reviewing rates not more than once in six months-a year, and no more than 10%. Often, landlords try to link the cost of rent to the change in the exchange rate, register a point about the monthly revision of prices, which they do at the first opportunity.
If the owner of real estate often and unreasonably raises the price, and it contradicts the concluded contract, that is all chances to defend the correctness, lawyers say. The mere mention of litigation can sober a greedy landlord. But since the market for leases is mostly in the shade, it is often difficult for both parties to protect themselves.
"If there is no agreement, then you can threaten with a statement in the tax. If the contract is, then you can try to defend their right to use and in court. Indeed, only the court can forcefully evict, not counting the raider seizures, which, alas, are not uncommon lately.
Most of these seizures concern commercial real estate, but they can also be in apartments - I had precedents, "said Vladislav Kulishenko, chairman of the KGO board of the Association of Realtors of Ukraine (ASNU).
With regard to litigation, then, according to the general director of the development company Greenol Oleg Prikhodko, in judicial practice, cases where the tenant defended his rights are quite common, while he was in the rented premises until the end of the lease and at the contractual rental rates. Therefore, it is better to fix verbal agreements on paper.
"A tenant without an agreement is usually someone who wants to hide their income and illegally minimize their taxes. In the absence of an agreement, the lessee is deprived of protection from the arbitrariness of the lessor. Verbal arrangements are almost impossible to prove in court, "added Prikhodko.
Earlier it was reported that in the market of new buildings in Kiev in December recorded two records at once.