Secondly, many guys in Poland hope to rent a property without signing the official contract. This is particularly visible in the field of room and apartment renting. The tax is pretty high thus lots of landlords try to avoid this. It is a quite common practice, especially for students that look for as cheap accommodation as possible. In this case, renting without signing the legal contract can help to reduce the cost. Nonetheless, you should remember that it is rather a risky practice. For instance, if the owner changes the lock in case to kick you out of the place, you don’t have a proof that you were really renting the apartment.
Apparently, it is just 1 possible situation out of plenty of others. Thus, you can avoid this mistake as well as all the risk it brings, by making sure that a contract is signed and its terms are clear.