What you need to know when renting an apartment in Ukraine

Anyone planning a trip to another city wonders where they will live and increasingly prefers to rent an apartment. It's easy to explain: it is much cheaper to rent an apartment than a hotel room, even though it is entirely at your disposal. In addition, most landlords can ask for declaration documents, if these are necessary for work. However, this housing option has its own characteristics. What do I need to know when renting an apartment?

What does the cost of renting a serviced apartment depend on?

On the formation of the cost of short-term rent depends :

1. The location of the apartment. The closer the apartment is to the city center / railway station / tourist attractions - the more expensive it is. In the outskirts of the city, renting an apartment is the cheapest ;

2. the number of rooms and beds ;

3. the quality of the renovation and the availability of equipment;

4. the length of stay;

5. the seasonality.

Let's look at this last point in detail. For example, the price of the daily rent for the vacations can be multiplied by 2 or 3, and owners often want to rent their apartment for at least 3 to 5 days. If you only want to rent an apartment for the New Year, start your search in advance, from mid-November. The chances of concluding a one-night rental contract with the landlord are then considerably higher.


What documents do I need to rent an apartment by the day?

Before you move in, it is recommended that you conclude a short-term rental contract. This document governs the relationship between the landlord and the tenant at the legislative level. It also allows you to establish individual conditions of accommodation. For example, a discount for long-term accommodation. In case of non-compliance, the contract can be considered void and you can ask for the return of the deposit or pay a fine. You can make these changes before you move in by sending the contract by e-mail to the owner.

This should be mandatory in a short term rental contract :
1. the passport details of the parties ;

2. the exact address and characteristics of the rental property;

3. the estimated time of arrival and departure

4. the contents and condition of the property ;

5. the fixed cost of the accommodation and the method of payment, as well as the conditions for returning the amount of the deposit.

Every tenant should be aware that the deposit for the rented apartment will almost always be required. In most cases it is equal to the cost of one day's accommodation.


Security when looking for accommodation

Unlike most sites that only serve as a platform to publish ads for daily apartment rentals in Ukraine, Doba.ua checks all ads according to a specially designed control system. We publish only the controlled apartments of the direct owners.

For the convenience of travelers, Doba.ua has introduced a new service: online accommodation booking. Now all you have to do is choose the apartment you like, make a rental request, after its confirmation by the owner, pay a deposit and make sure that after your arrival in the city, the apartment will be waiting for you. At the same time, you can be sure that you won't lose any money on your advance, because before you move in, the money remains on your personal account on Doba.ua.