Summer is traditionally rising prices for rental property in all the major cities. Thousands of students looking for rental housing, market demand is growing and with a steady supply to avoid price increase impossible. As the realtors in the peak season at the end of August, the rent can rise by 10-20%. The website “Today” to figure out when and how may increase the price of rent, and as tenant not to fall into the trap of LIABILTIES.
Most of the transactions like the sale and rental of apartments traditionally takes place in the capital. The market is conventionally divided into three segments: budget, comfortable and luxury housing. “We have more than 70% of all transactions taking place in the segment of low-income housing,” – says Kiev realtor Maxim Baborak. “Cheap” in the capital is considered to be flat with the rent from 4,5-5 thousand hryvnia, in the regional centers cost the same apartment can start from 2-2,5 thousand hryvnia.
However, in the market there are options cheaper apartment on the outskirts of the city can be removed and three thousand. “The apartment is in a satisfactory Soviet state…Has a fridge, TV, Internet, stiralka, baby, sofa, furniture, everything Soviet. Will consider all offers, view any time, real picture,” – said in the announcement.
Apartment for three thousand hryvnias. Photo: OLX
The cost of renting luxury apartments – at least three, with designer renovation in the center of the city – can start from thousands and reach tens of thousands of dollars per month. So, at the moment on the street in Kiev for rent five-room apartment for six thousand dollars a month (about 156 thousand UAH). “Functional layout: kitchen-living room, three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and dressing room, Laundry room, fifth bedroom meblorama. Quality sanitary ware from the best manufacturers. Marble finishes (surface, window sills), on the floor parquet, heated floor. All new appliances, furniture from Italy”, – said in the announcement.
Apartment for six thousand dollars. Photo: OLX
Realtor Maxim Baborak sure: the seasonal growth of prices in late summer will affect only the budget segment of the real estate. According to experts, apartments can rise in price by 20%. “It’s the off-season. Tenants can watch two or three options and choose something. At the end of August this will not happen. While the second will look, first to have to pass. If now the apartment can be 4.5 thousand to shoot in August, and 5.5 million will be taken”, – says Maxim Baborak.
At the same time, the representative Committee of the Association of realtors of Ukraine Eduard Brazas sure that prices will rise by no more than 10%.
“It’s the off-season. Tenants can watch two or three options and choose something. At the end of August this will not happen. While the second will look, first to have to pass. If now the apartment can be 4.5 thousand to shoot in August, and 5.5 million will be taken”, – says Maxim Baborak.
“And July is, on the contrary, the off-season. The last few years we have seen that prices were rising. By September, the prices can grow on 10%, I don’t think it will significantly. And so now more expensive utilities, and landlords the payments for the tenants. If the person is not very professional, and made some absolutely fantastic “wishlist” to take the apartment it will be difficult. If the apartment a few months idle, even for the most greedy the landlord is a signal that you need to reduce the price,” says Edward brazas.
Experts advise: it is better to look for apartment in July or first half August. At the same time for 5-6 thousand hryvnia can demand from the lessor of the minimum set of equipment and furniture (table, sofa, chairs, washing machine, refrigerator) and fresh repair.
How not to fall into the trap of geriatra
At the end of 2013, as stated by the real estate portals Aviso, FN.ua and Address.ia 70% of all ads about real estate rent was fake. “Now is not to say that half the ads are fake. But up to 30%, in my opinion, exactly. If you see on the street, the announcement of surrender apartments for rent, while there is not specified the address and information about the apartment and just says “Rent an apartment in the area over three thousand hryvnia,” this is most likely fake information,” – says Maxim Baborak.
As explained by Edward brazas, the Ukrainians, who for the first time looking for rental housing, you can mix up the information between the broker and the realtor. The first can take the money in advance and sell information, not services. That is, for the money paid, the client receives a set of numbers of those who might still rents an apartment.
“It’s not the realtors. It is the information brokers that do not provide real estate brokerage services, and trading information. Yes, these are on the market, they sell databases. There are companies that sell a normal database. We, realtors, buy this information, but much of it does not expect. The person who rents an apartment for the first time, you may have high expectations. He thinks he’s two pennies will give something that costs ten times more. But it does not happen. He is given the information that is there, and he could get anything at the end, thinks it thrown”, – says the expert.
“The man who rents an apartment for the first time, you may have high expectations. He thinks he’s two pennies will give something that costs ten times more. But it does not happen. He is given the information that is there, and he could get anything at the end, thinks it thrown”, – says the expert.
The only way to protect yourself from serialtoon – to give money only after the conclusion of the lease contract and carefully check the information on the right of ownership of housing. If the apartment is owned by several people, you need to contact all owners to ensure that lease takes place with their consent.
“Before the contract is signed, do not need to pay. And to the point. Realtors work for the result. He gets the money for the provided service. There are pay per view. But this applies only to suburban housing and expensive objects. Decent company to take the money will not. But if the realtor doesn’t want nothing to burn gasoline, it can set some amount for watching. But the budget segment is not concerned”, – said Edward brazas.
As they say in Assotsiatsii property specialists, the next step in the development of the Ukrainian market is to charge a fee for the services of realtors not tenants, and homeowners.
“Normal realtors who understand what is happening in the market, try go to the system of relationships accepted in the United States, and to take money from anyone who sells or rents real estate. I always paid by the seller and buyer or tenant who came to object, I do not take Commission,” says Brazas.