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What is normal expectation for furniture from Polish renters?


bdo 1 | 5  
13 Mar 2008 /  #1
Anyone got an opinion on what the average Polish tenant expects to find in a flat for rent re. furniture?

For a new flat that is mid-market (not luxury), aimed at long term tenants who are working.

Do they expect kitchen stuff? - cutlery, cooking utensils, corckery, household stuff, cleaning stuff - or do they just expect the actual furniture - beds, sofas, kitchen table, chairs etc.

Just trying to get other people's opinion of what the norm is at the moment.

And how would your view change if the property was let to students?

Thank you in advance
KasiaG - | 44  
14 Mar 2008 /  #2
It really varies. If it is to be long term, some people might want to have their own stuff..

BUT.. most often, they prefer the flat to be furnished, and with as many appliences, equipment, as possible. Just remember, if you furnish the flat, you can charge more for it (and also remember to make a complete list of all the things you rent together with the flat, and include the list to the contract).

I'm renting my flat to a young couple. It had basic furniture in all rooms, and obviously frigde and washing machine.. No utensils, cutlery etc..

Still, I'm not charging them a lot.

Letting the flat to students is probably the easiest way, but might also be the most unfortunate. You should be prepared that they will change often, so you will have to look for renters e.g. every summer. Also, they tend to lead.. hmm.. the normal kind of student life, so you may expect complaints from neighbours. In extreme cases, you may find your flat demolished..

I think you just should take time in choosing the right kind of people for renting it. Especially if you want to do it for a longer period of time.

There is one more way - you can try and let it to a private company. This is probably the best and most lucrative way. :)
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
14 Mar 2008 /  #3
Hello bdo and KasiaG,
I agree with KasiaG statments.
I find generally Ikea is a good standard for furnishing a flat. It is in all the T.V. series here.
And make it clear that the deposit is to repair or pay for any damages and for cleaning if it dirty, but you know yourself if you rent to students you can't be too tough. I recommend letting to students who are in their 3rd or 4th year, they tend to be more responsibly.

You are on the pigs back if you get a private company to rent from you, it depends on the area etc...
Plotin 5 | 25  
14 Mar 2008 /  #4
I am renting a flat.
There are beds, table, chairs, a sofa - and lamps of course.
That's it - and very ok.

The rest, kitchen stuff we have ourselves.
We are two quite and very nice people.. so just tell us if you want some solid people for 6 months or a year.. in Krakow ... We also pay in advance, if you want :)
OP bdo 1 | 5  
15 Mar 2008 /  #5
Thanks bdo, KasiaG, SeanBM and Plotin,

You have answered my questions.

Plotin, can't help you because the apartment is in Wroclaw, not Krakow. But you must be abel to find a property in Krakow easily? Are there reasons why you can't find the property you want e.g you don't want to pay an agent, or they are too expensive etc?
KasiaG - | 44  
15 Mar 2008 /  #6
My brother rents a flat in Kraków. They really got nuts with prices over there! It's close to impossible to find something at a reasonable price, but still with decent conditions..
Plotin 5 | 25  
19 Mar 2008 /  #7
Plotin, can't help you because the apartment is in Wroclaw, not Krakow. But you must be abel to find a property in Krakow easily? Are there reasons why you can't find the property you want e.g you don't want to pay an agent, or they are too expensive etc?

As I wrote above I am now renting a flat with my friend (female student).
The renting time will be determined in some months.

Now I an looking for an other aperment for renting in Krakow, preferably directly from the owner, so I don't need to pay the provision to an agent.

I look for a girl / lady who can live there and look after the appartment.
I will visit Krakow often and my experiences are that girls usually are better to look after the apartment than boys are.. (sorry boys).
The girl I live with now will tell I am serious and there are no problems living in same flat with me..
Any questions? just send me a pm.. :)
spiritus 68 | 666  
23 Mar 2008 /  #8
For those of you who are renting apartments out how easy are you finding it ?

I raised a new thread on here some months ago as several people have dissuaded me from renting any property in Poland as the social laws protecting the tenants can make it very difficult to evict them if they default on payment.
eleanoroconner 4 | 55  
4 Apr 2008 /  #9
the social laws protecting the tenants can make it very difficult to evict them if they default on payment

Its true so I use agents and instruct them only to accept tenants with verifiable full time jobs. It's just as risky in the UK as in Poland - I have a friend who rented a house near Ipswich. It took six months to get the tenant out by which time he had trashed the place.

BTL has its risks
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
6 Apr 2008 /  #10
Is it only in the case when tenants register themselves in your flat, that it is difficult to get them out?

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