When you move to a new country, a new place, or a new city, accommodation always is a concern. The same applies in Poland too and that is when we need to find out ways how to find an apartment in Poland. If you decide to move, you need to start thinking about the apartment that matches your criteria. Here are the easier ways to find an apartment.
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How to find an apartment in Poland?
You need to find an apartment that meets your expectations, your budget, as well as a good location. Compared to other countries such as Germany, France, Spain, or Great Britain the cost of rent is low in Poland. But these prices are growing and will grow. It is important to understand which things to avoid scams.
Following are some of the online portals which make it easier for you to search for an apartment in Poland.
Otodom is the most popular real estate website in Poland. it lists sales and rents for flats, houses, plots of land, commercial premises. It also offers real estate offices, direct and from developers.
Nieruchomosci-online.pl is another popular real estate website.
Adresowo.pl has real estate ads without intermediaries in Poland. It has offers from intermediaries and developers.
Morizon.pl is another popular real estate website in Poland.
Domiporta is another popular real estate website in Poland.
Rentflat Poland is another real estate website in Poland.
Facebook groups to find an apartment in Poland
These are some Facebook groups I found about finding an apartment in Poland. You can find more.
APARTMENTS FOR RENT WARSAW CITY is a group about accommodation in Warsaw, Poland.
Accommodation – Flat Room cars rent Lublin Poland is a group for accommodation in Lublin.
Krakow Apartments 4 Rent is a group about accommodation in Lublin, Poland.
FOREIGNERS WARSAW / FLATS / ACCOMODATION is a Facebook group about accommodation in Poland.
Accommodation For Indian In Poland is a Facebook group about accommodation in Poland.
Types of apartments in Poland
Irrespective of the apartment you rent you must have a good eye for the details. And you want to collect all the information about the apartment. Do not hesitate in asking any questions to the landlord before renting. If the landlady refuses to provide details you shouldn’t deal with any such apartment. Following are the types of apartments available in Poland:
- Public and private dormitories
- Shared accommodation
- Private flats
Can you rent an apartment in Poland?
Yes, you can rent an apartment in Poland and the usual rent period in Poland is of 12 months. Make sure you will be staying for such a long period. As it is usually impossible to end the agreement sooner. The deposit for renting is equal to one or two months’ rent.
How much is the rent per month in Poland?
Average rent prices here vary from city to city.
1000 PLN Polish zlotys is around 240 USD, or 215 EUR, or 18,000 INR, or 2,900 CNY.
Warsaw has small apartments, of around 35 square meters, which cost you 1900 PLN per month. 35 to 50 square meters apartments are 2400 PLN per month. 50 to 70 square meters apartments are 3300 PLN. 70 square meters apartment are about 4100 PLN.
Gdansk has small apartments, of around 35 square meters, which cost you 1,500 PLN per month. 35 to 50 square meters apartments are 1,900 PLN per month. 50 to 70 square meters apartments are 2,400 PLN. 70 square meters apartment are about 2,900 PLN.
Krakow has small apartments, of around 35 square meters, which cost you 1,350 PLN per month. 35 to 50 square meters apartments are 1,600 PLN per month. 50 to 70 square meters apartments are 2,400 PLN. 70 square meters apartment are about 2,800 PLN.
Wroclaw has small apartments, of around 35 square meters, which cost you 1,700 PLN per month. 35 to 50 square meters apartments are 2,200 PLN per month. 50 to 70 square meters apartments are 2,700 PLN. 70 square meters apartment are about 3,600 PLN.
Documents required for registration of apartment in Poland
You need to visit the Registration office at the nearby Municipal Council.
- Filled temporary residence registration form.
- An identification document. That can be an identity card, a passport, or a residence card.
- Confirmation from the landlady.
Points to remember while finding an apartment in Poland
Poland is not different from other countries when finding or renting an apartment. Negotiate every detail connected to the apartment before signing the contract. And watch out for any hidden clauses that shift the burden on you.
Find a good location
Ask the landlord questions about the surroundings. Make sure to read about the districts and the city where you planning to rent an apartment. It may vary in safety, public transport, and facilities.
Don’t pay money in advance
Never rely on the photos. Check if everything is proper and the contract is correct. Be aware of the average price to rent a flat in Poland.
If something sounds too good to be true then it may be a trap. So make sure to check all the details before signing the contract. Before signing the contract visit the apartment. And try to notice the damages and inform the landlord about them. And get it repaired or else you may be charged when leaving the apartment.
Don’t pay too big deposits
Never agree on huge deposits. As generally, a deposit in Poland for renting a room or flat is the same as the price of one or two months’ rent.
Make a good impression
When you meet with the landlord make a good impression, dress smart, and be polite. The landlady may check your background by asking a few personal questions.
Check your budget
Calculate the amount you can afford and do not rent an apartment that you can barely afford. As the cost of living is not only paying rent and bills but also food, transportation, and healthcare. As a rule of thumb, your rent should be less than a third of your monthly income.
Check the contract
You can always ask the landlady to send a copy of the contract to your email to check if everything is in place. Check the details of the deposit amount and its returning time. What will be your monthly rent payment date? Which costs the rent includes? Understand the rental time, the method of payment. And check the information about the landlord and the tenant.
Source: The Migration Bureau