The rental cost varies a lot (in Warsaw, Gdansk or Cracow you may expect highest prices). The average price for the rent of a studio flat in Warsaw is around 1500 PLN (350 EUR) and the rent of a 50 square meters flat is approximately 2000 PLN (450 EUR).
Things you need to remember before renting a property:
- Rental agreement – remember to write down the most important issues such as the amount of the rent, precise rules of behaviour, dates and the duration of your rent. You can add photos of a flat taken before you move in to compare them with the condition of the flat when the agreement terminates. This will prevent from additional costs.
- Date of payment of the rent – you have the possibility of determining the date as you wish. Though, if you do not write it down (in your contract), you should pay until the 10th day of each month.
- Additional facilities – these are certain issues you should talk through with your landlord. Write your conclusions down.
- Repairs – both sides of contract are in charge of certain repairs. The tenant is responsible for minor repairs while the landlord is responsible for most major and structural ones.
- Pets – if you have a pet you should discuss the possibility of keeping it in the flat with your landlord.
- Notice period – remember to determine it and write it down in your contract. In Poland, it usually amounts to 4 weeks.