Dwelling rental contract in Ukraine


In addition to the common provisions of the Civil Code of Ukraine, residential rental is also governed by clauses 810 to 826 of the Civil Code of Ukraine, which are the special regulations as concerning the residential rental in Ukraine.

Clause 810 of the Civil Code of Ukraine provides that on the grounds of the residential rental contract one of the parties, which is the owner of the residential (the renter) transfers or undertakes to transfer the housing for living of the other party (the tenant) for the specified period of time against payment.

Clause 811 of the Civil Code of Ukraine requires making the rental contract in the written form.

Scope of the housing rental contract in accordance with clause 812 of the Civil Code of Ukraine includes dwelling, namely flat or a part of the same, living house or a part of the same as well. The dwelling is to be livable on continuous term. Tenant of dwelling in multi-flat living house has the right to use the auxiliary facilities as well.

Parties of the housing rental contract can be natural persons and corporate entities and if the dwelling is rented by a corporate entity the last can use it for accommodation of natural persons for living there only.

In accordance with clause 815 of the Civil Code of Ukraine, the tenant has to use the dwelling for living only and to ensure the good condition of the dwelling. The tenant has no right to rearrange and redecorate the dwelling without permission of the renter. The tenant is obligated to pay for the public facilities in time, if otherwise is not provided by the contract.

The current repairing of the dwelling is to be made by the tenant if otherwise is not provided by the contract. The capital repairing of the dwelling is to be made by the renter if otherwise is not provided by the contract.

Amount of the rental payments is to be stipulated in the dwelling rental contract.

The Civil Code of Ukraine also provides some preferential rights for the tenant and grounds for withdrawal of the dwelling rental contract. Sub-rental of dwelling is allowed. And there are also special bylaws in Ukraine, which establishes special and detailed terms of using the dwelling proceeding first of all from the customs of good neighborhood.

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