just wants a tip - its bad luck not to tip them according to custom in some parts of Poland.Either give hin 20 zlots or give him the bum rush and tell him you dont want to see him again.
However if it's about a free standing house I never heard of them appearing out of nowhere if they weren't contracted by the owner.
Yeah I think if the owner had sent them he'd have had their name in a book. I very much doubt he was sent by the landlord.
What happens normally where I live is that they announce those visits by hanging a notice by the staircase on the ground floor saying when they are going to come.
Yes that's for blocks and I have seen those notices. I am in a rented semi detached house. It's privately owned by a landlord. He's very persistent, especially with his continual doorbell ringing. I'll have to write a polite note saying no thanks and hope he leaves it at that.Please avoid excessive quoting