Iar cazarea…

By on septembrie 24th, 2011

Bat-o vina!

Acest articol este extrem de important pentru toţi cei care îşi caută un locuşor de închiriat pe piaţa privată în Copenhaga. Este experienţa mea şi a Dragobeatului meu. La început am vrut să public eu dar am hotărât că e mai bine să apară în ziarul universităţii pentru ca să fie cât mai mulţi atenţionaţi de astfel de incidente. Mai jos dau copy-paste la tot articolul din ziar (textul este în engleză):

„Sorin and his girlfriend have been having a hard time in Copenhagen finding a roof over their heads

When they finally found an apartment in Copenhagen, it was a scam

Finding a place to stay in Copenhagen is a hard job, especially if you have no idea of the local housing market. But the story of Romanian students Sorin Pirau and his girlfriend makes your normal housing stress seem like a relaxing beer in the hot tub.


When they were admitted in May 2010, the University told them that they would not help them to find a place to stay.
So they followed the standard procedure: They set up an account on the main renting websites (Boligportal, dba and Lejebolig) and signed up for the dorm waiting lists on dorm organisers CIU and KollegiernesKontor.dk.


More than 150 rejection e-mails

»We arrived in Copenhagen in August and we hadn’t received any offer in the meantime. We had an offer from a dorm later in December, but we could’t accept it because at the time we had a place to stay, and we could’t leave it without losing the deposit,« Sorin says.


So this spring he and his girlfriend started to search a new place.


»I got more than 150 rejection e-mails on Boligportal,« says Sorin. »The only positive reply I had was from a Danish woman, who showed us her apartment and told us that she was interested in renting it to us.«


Six months rent. Pay the day after


When they met to sign the contract she told them that the apartment was owned by her and her father and that she wanted to rent the place because she was starting an internship in Germany.


»A condition of the contract was that we had to pay three months deposit plus three months rent in advance. In total, it was DKK 25,000,« Sorin says.


»It is a lot of money. But we had to pay the same when we moved to the apartment where we are living now, and so we thought it was fine. She asked us to pay her on the very some day. I told her that it was not possible, because of problems transferring the money and so,« he adds.


Had no right to sub-let apartment


The contract was accurate and it seemed fine. But when one of his Danish friends checked the address on krak.dk, the name of the owner was different from the name of the woman they talked with.


Sorin and his friends tried to understand what was going on:


»It was a housing co-operative, and we called them. They told us that she in fact had no right to rent the place. Moreover, the actual owner of the apartment had tried to kick out the woman we talked with, because she violated the contract by smoking, ruining the furniture and having pets«.


Things went from bad to worse when Sorin asked the woman for an approval of the renting by the housing co-operative, and she forwarded him a faked e-mail saying that everything was fine.


Need a counsellor for Master students


»We have been lucky to find out there was something wrong with the contract: Many friends told me that they would have paid the money on the spot«, says Sorin.


»This is what you do when you are desperate. And these things are harder for the internationals. For example, I didn’t know anything about the housing co-operative system. In my country you are either landlord or tenant, and there aren’t other possibilities!«


Pirau is surprised that the housing co-operative did not consider what happened to him as a problem. That said, he hasn’t notified the police.


He doesn’t want to have troubles with the Danish legal system, he says, after all their problems with the Danish housing market. When the University Post queried this, he simply replied with indignation:


»I don’t have the time and money to solve this problem«.


The University should have at least one housing counsellor for international Master’s students, Sorin suggests.


»In my case it would have been great to have someone I could ask to have a look at my contract, and to tell me what a housing co-operative is and so forth«.”



Aşa că aveţi grijă şi verificaţi de 3,4,5 ori înainte să plătiţi. Aparent nici măcar faptul că este un cont într-o bancă daneză nu garantează că nu veţi fi înşelaţi.

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  1. avatar
    Cristina

    2 august 2012 la 5:26 pm

    Ciao. Imi cer scuze ca te deranjez, dar am nevoie de orice sfat din partea ta. Am vazut experienta prin care ai trecut cu inchirierea unui apartament in Copenhaga si as vrea sa iti cer un sfat. Suntem 3 studenti care avem bursa la University of Copenhagen 6 luni incepand cu 1 oct. 2012. In momentul de fata cautam un apartament in care sa stam. Toti cei care mi-au raspuns la mailuri imi zic ca sunt plecati afara cu jobul si nu pot veni sa imi arate apartamentul, dar ca imi trimit cheile si contractul si eu sa le trimit banii. Mi se pare mai mult decat dubios, dar ciudat este ca toti afirma faptul ca au fost relocati cu jobul si nu sunt in danemarca. In momentul de fata, dupa mai bine de 2 luni de cautari, incepem sa fim un pic cam stresati de problema chiriei. am incercat pe site-urile mentionate si de tine, dar pentru ca nu suntem acolo este foarte greu sa rezolvam. Ai cumva un sfat pentru noi? Stii pe cineva care ne-ar putea ajuta sau care are ceva liber pentru inchiriere? Crezi ca ar fi mai bine sa mergem in copehanga mai din timp pentru a ne cauta la fata locului?

    Multumesc anticipat pentru timpul acordat si sper sa ai un pic de ragaz sa imi raspunzi.

    O zi cat mai frumoasa.

  2. 2 august 2012 la 7:12 pm

    Salut Cristina,

    Găsirea unui loc de trai în Copenhaga este o mare provocare.

    Orice ofertă care implică proprietari plecaţi în afara graniţelor Danemarcăi şi trimiterea cheilor prin poştă este ŢAPĂ. De asemenea, fraiereală este şi dacă vă cer trimiterea banilor prin mijloace gen Western Union sau MoneyGram.

    Site-urile pe care le-am scris pe blog sunt singurele care-mi vin în minte când vine vorba de căutat cazare şi vreo şansă de găsire. De asemenea, ar trebui să fiţi deschişi şi la oportunităţile de a vă căuta cazare separat. Eu cred că este mai uşor să găseşti găseşti un loc de cazare dacă eşti singur.

    Din păcate nu pot să vă ajut cu niciun contact. Am foarte mulţi prieteni ce se află în Copenhaga de un an şi acum sunt în căutare de cazare. Ei caută de o lună şi jumătate din Copenhaga, dar asta nu i-a ajutat extrem de mult. În acelaşi timp puteţi încerca să veniţi mai devreme în condiţiile în care să aveţi timp să căutaţi fără a pierde cursuri. Bineînţeles că asta o să vă coste în plus. Mă refer aici la preţurile hostelurilor.

    Vă doresc multă baftă şi sper să reuşiţi,
    Rodica

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