Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine, a place where the main offices of major domestic and international companies, government institutions, scientific, and industrial organizations are located. Therefore, the housing rental market has long been established, well-developed, and offers a wide range of options both in terms of prices and in terms of area and location.
Kyiv is divided by the Dnipro River into the right and left banks. The right bank includes the historical part of the city, while the left bank mostly consists of newly built areas. Administratively, Kyiv includes 10 districts, but when choosing a place to live, it is more convenient to use micro-districts or neighborhoods of the city. For example, the Shevchenkivskyi district includes the historical center, including the main street Khreshchatyk, but the Shevchenkivskyi district also includes areas such as Shuliavka or Syrets.
Another feature of Kyiv to consider when choosing an apartment for rent is proximity to the metro. The metro in Kyiv is perhaps one of the most convenient forms of transportation, considering traffic jams, so an apartment within walking distance to the metro station will have an advantage and will be valued higher compared to a similar one but without proximity to the metro.
Comfortable areas for living are considered to be the Obolon, Osokorky, and Holosiivskyi neighborhoods. Kyiv is actively developing, so there are many offers on the market for renting apartments in new buildings with convenient layouts, closed territory, underground parking, etc. Apartments in new buildings are more expensive, sometimes even a less attractive location or a more remote one from the center can cost the same or more than a typical Soviet-era apartment in central districts.
So, you have decided to rent an apartment in Kyiv. How to do it as comfortably, conveniently, and, most importantly, safely as possible? Never make a prepayment to a card without a prior inspection of the apartment itself and checking the documents for the right of ownership of the apartment. If the description, photos, location of the apartment look very attractive, and the owner requires a prepayment even before viewing the apartment, often justifying this by high demand for such an object - this is almost 100% fraud. First, you need to sign a contract, and then make the payment. If the price for the apartment is too low, it is most likely also fraud.
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