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What's with the commitment for rents in Poland?


swissi 7 | 24
26 Jul 2013  #1
Hi everyone!

Why flats rantings here require commitment contract for like 9 months or a year at least?
In other countries you can rent for a day, week, month, whatever as long as you pay for each period.
I mean I can't guarantee that I'll stay for the period I'm signing a lease for, what happens if I rented a flat for a year, and wanted to leave after like 2 or 3 months for any reason?

Thanks
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jon357 63 | 14,134
26 Jul 2013  #2
Why flats rantings here require commitment contract for like 9 months or a year at least?

The owners don't want to have the flat empty several times a year with no income.

In other countries you can rent for a day, week, month, whatever as long as you pay for each period.

You can in Poland, though that type of flat has a higher rental cost.

I mean I can't guarantee that I'll stay for the period I'm signing a lease for, what happens if I rented a flat for a year, and wanted to leave after like 2 or 3 months for any reason?

No problem usually. Most rental contracts require that you give a month's notice.

If you aren't planning on staying too long, you should still say that you're looking to stay for a year at least.
Monitor 14 | 1,821
26 Jul 2013  #3
for short time you can easily rent apartment through airbnb.com 9flats.com or Lokalo.pl
Harry
26 Jul 2013  #4
what happens if I rented a flat for a year, and wanted to leave after like 2 or 3 months for any reason?

The worst thing that would happen is that you wouldn't get your security deposit back. But landlords never want to give those back anyway.
Monitor 14 | 1,821
26 Jul 2013  #5
But landlords never want to give those back anyway.

:D
Cardno85 31 | 976
26 Jul 2013  #6
I think if he only plans on staying 2 or 3 months it would be rather dishonest to tell the owner of the flat that he will sign a contract for a year and then a month later he gives a month's notice. Short term rentals are more expensive but that is for good reason, the time cleaning and prepping the apartment for new people to view it, upgrades, minor repairs between tenants and, of course, the time the flat is sitting empty between tenants.

If, on the other hand, this person is just disillusioned about the length of contract because he thinks there is no way out of it, then he needs to read the contracts closely (get them translated if needed) and check the policy concerning moving out before the contract is complete. My contract is for a year and we need to give 3 months notice before leaving, I really like the flat and it's close to work and there are plenty of shops and stuff. On top of that I HATE looking for flats and the whole moving process so that poses no problem for me.
OP swissi 7 | 24
28 Jul 2013  #7
Hi!
Thanks everyone for the replies , I am planning to stay for a long time but I just wanted to know (what if?).
Well, That's great then , I'll give them a month notice, and they can keep the deposit if they must.
Thanks.
mafketis 20 | 7,309
28 Jul 2013  #8
I am planning to stay for a long time but I just wanted to know (what if?).

Well, after that first year it's not at all unusual to drop the lease and go month to month basis if the landlord trusts you (you take reasonable care of the place and aren't late with rent).
inkrakow 1 | 98
28 Jul 2013  #9
I'll give them a month notice, and they can keep the deposit if they must.

You can also be charged for the remainder of the year, or at least until the landlord finds another tenant to take your place. This can take a while...


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