How to rent a flat in the Eastern Europe adopting a disposable mailbox
It’s natural for
travelers to save money on living in the foreign country by rent a cheap flat
instead of expensive hotel room. The simplest way to find such a room is to use
booking.com service. However, it should be noticed, that the mechanism of
finding a flat in the Eastern Europe, especially in Russia, Ukraine and other
countries of CIS, is much different than those one in Western Europe or USA due
the large number of fake realtors. Particularly, if you come in “Rent a flat in
Saint Petersberg”, you’ll learn a lot of ads from homeowners, offering you a
great flat or apartment for only 20.000-30.000 Rubles (300-400 USD). In
fact, most of the ads are fake and were posted by fake realtors. So, if you
prefer to rent a flat for a few weeks or months, you should get real ads and
homeowners by yourself.
are the strides for renting?
1. Take a disposable mail and temporary skype account.
You needn’t register new email for free mail services. Justopen tempemail.co, and you’ll pick up a disposable mail box immediately without any registration. Your temporary email address is presented at the top of the page To get an incoming mail press click “Refresh” button. It should be noticed, that incoming messages are stored only for 60 minutes, but it more than enough for our jobs.
You should use disposable mail and skype account to disguise your real personal information from the person you are talking to, because it serves you to avoid spam and fraud. Later, whenyou’ll discover a real homeowner, you’ll disclose him your personalinformation.
2. Open Google or Yahoo search page and begin “Rent a flat in (enter here the name of the city you areinterested in) forums”. Why forums? Only on forums you can identify a goodrealtor or real homeowner, as most of the advertisement boards has a number offake ads.
Register on the found forums using disposable mail.
Write on forums, which you are searching a flat for a long term from real
homeowner. You can write messages on your native language or take free
Google translate service. Soon, you’ll have answers for your messages.
3. Don’t hesitate to get
suggestion people, whether they are real homeowners, what are the
conditions, ask them to send you photo and video, ask them to write you and
exact address, where the flat is located, talk about rental amount and payment
method. You can again ask homeowner to make fresh photo of the flat to make
sure, that uploaded photos are real.
4. Real homeworkers are
able to deal with any questions and can send you the photo of all the details
to make sure that they are real homeowners.
5. Ask the same queries in
a couple of days. Real homeowner wishes to rent a flat to a good housekeeper,
so he wouldn’t be annoyed and can answer all the questions again the same way.
If you are speaking to scammer, he wouldn’t be able to answer the question the
6. If the man you are
talking to seems to be a real homeowner, ask him to talk to you in skype. Ask
him to show you up the flat by video call.
7. If everything seems ok,
you can book the flat for a definite period and transfer him a small prepayment
(must not exceed 10 percent of weekly rent). Now you could disclose homeowner
your real address, phone number and skype account. Disposable mail and
temporary skype login can be eliminated.
These elementary steps
can help you to find a cheap flat or room in any city of Eastern Europe or CIS.
However, you should know that if you want to save money, you take additional
risks, so be ready to live some time in more expensive hotel, until you’ll
discover a cheap flat.