/ Apartment in Poland is not up to standard; right to terminate the rental agreement?
Oh wow! Hello everyone. I just read through this and there is a lot of crappy advice and a lot of good advice. Let me fill you guys in on the situation:
My landlord is a very nice woman, who I think has no intent on screwing me over. She seems like a very sincere person. I pay 1,500 PLN per month, and 1,000 PLN in gas per month, totaling up to 2,500 PLN per month. Supposedly, according to the realtor, who speak English, I will get money back some time in the spring time if I have used less than 1,000 PLN worth of gas every month. The apartment is 84 square meters, perfect location for me where I can walk to school and hospital.
Now let me tell you about the condition of everything:
There is vinyl flooring everywhere except the living room and bathroom. When I vacuum in the kitchen, I can pull this vinyl up, which would lead me to believe it's done poorly.. The reason I want to leave the apartment is primarily because it is not in the standard I want. For the price I'm paying, I could get something way more modern for less money. I would like to shower standing up, not sitting down. I want to be able to walk around in my apartment and not have to be freezing cold.
Regarding my contact, I signed both a Polish and English version. I don't know if the Polish version was any different, but I would not think so. I do not have the Polish version either.
I live in Bydgoszcz, so going to Warsaw for free legal services would be a waste. I have only so far asked my realtor once about this and she just said in Poland there is no notice period. Again, in my contract it says I signed for one year, and I pay monthly. It does not say anything about me not being able to terminate.
I hope this enlightened some people. I appreciate the advice I am getting, especially JonnyM and magdalena. Everyone else with good advice, thank you.