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Taking action against landlords / landladies


james_warszawa 5 | 9  
16 Aug 2009 /  #1
Once again, I've had another bad situation with landlord and landlady trying to scam more money out of me, rip me off and not give me my deposit back after agreeing to leave the flat on their terms. It's clear they are not paying taxes for the flat, and they are also applying for large credit sums.

This time I want to so something about it. They've really inconvienced me and I think they should suffer the same.

I have a copy of flat contract (although - written in English - maybe not submissable as evidence in a Polish court), with landlord / landlady signatures, dates ... the works.

They even wanted me to be bring the final contract to our last meet so they could destroy it ... silly, ignorant people.

Which is the easiest and most effective way of reporting them to the authorities for tax evasion, and land them in the schnizzle?

Police, some authority (if so, which??)
kurdo - | 1  
16 Aug 2009 /  #2
james

If I were you I would not tollerat this and I would do everything I can to get my money back and make sure you report these people if they have illigally not paid tax. Bad people should suffer the consequences of their actions. Polish people are hard working folks and they should not loose their money easily.
benszymanski 8 | 465  
16 Aug 2009 /  #3
reporting them to the authorities for tax evasion

Most probably your local Urząd Skarbowy office. I am sure you could find somebody there interested to hear your story.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,385  
16 Aug 2009 /  #4
Which is the easiest and most effective way of reporting them to the authorities for tax evasion, and land them in the schnizzle?

make sure that you have a knowledgeable person with you in case things backfire.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
16 Aug 2009 /  #5
What was your landlord's excuse for not giving you your deposit back?.
Ironside 50 | 10,989  
16 Aug 2009 /  #6
[quote=james_warszawa][/quote]
look for lawyer - solicitor
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007  
16 Aug 2009 /  #7
What was your landlord's excuse for not giving you your deposit back?.

Being Polish?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,475  
16 Aug 2009 /  #8
I have a copy of flat contract (although - written in English - maybe not submissable as evidence in a Polish court), with landlord / landlady signatures, dates ... the works.

As far as I remeber, a contract in English is valid if both parties agree - so this is definitely in your favour.

Most probably your local Urząd Skarbowy office. I am sure you could find somebody there interested to hear your story.

Yep, there's bound to be someone interested in the story there.

How did you pay for the flat? Make sure to prepare all the documentation before going to the tax office, as it'll lend weight to your claims.

What I'd also be inclined to do is to call the landlord up before you go and ask them for proof of the payments that you've made (make up some excuse). If you can get something from them that's signed confirming the payments, all the better - let them hang themselves, after all.

But make sure that your own tax affairs are in order.
Harry  
17 Aug 2009 /  #9
Once again, I've had another bad situation with landlord and landlady trying to scam more money out of me, rip me off and not give me my deposit back after agreeing to leave the flat on their terms. It's clear they are not paying taxes for the flat, and they are also applying for large credit sums.

There are two things you need to remember about renting in Warsaw:
i) Landlords do not pay tax on the money you give them. If you want any paperwork (so, for example, you can claim part of the cost as a business expense because you run your one person company from the flat), the price will rise by at least 20%.

ii) You do not get your deposit back. In my time in Poland I have rented nine flats. I got my deposit back once.

I have a copy of flat contract (although - written in English - maybe not submissable as evidence in a Polish court), with landlord / landlady signatures, dates ... the works.

That will most certainly be admissible in court.

BTW: always pay your rent by bank transfer, never in cash.
vndunne 43 | 279  
17 Aug 2009 /  #10
James, I would also advise the landlord.lady that you are going to report them to the tax office becasue of the way that they treated you. See what reaction that provokes.

While i have not yet been in that situation , i fully undrstand your frustration at being messed around.
Best of Luck,
Vincent

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