Archive for November 2009
Car rental in Ukraine is quite a legal business, as in many other countries. Large international companies Herz, Avis as well as small firms offer cars for rent withour a driver.
The main problem car rental companies encounter is preparing documents for the transfer of a car into temporary use. The Ukrainian law of transport vehicles lease provides such a transfer, but it does not differentiate the car from the plane, ship or train and states that for any transport vehicle lease to a natural person drawing up a contract and its notary attestation is necessary. Otherwise the car rental document can be recognized as invalid.
What does it mean?
1. That natural persons-not residents of Ukraine, not having the identification code cannot rent a car even in theory, because the notary will not attest a contract with a natural person without the identification code.
2. That natural persons -the residents of Ukraine having their identification number have to go through additional protraction at the notary whose working hours are from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m., for whom there is a queue for sure and the documents attestation takes about an hour besides paying state tax and paying the notary for the services.
Will many clients agree to it? Not many, for sure. Actually the companies dealing in car lease at their own peril draw up contracts without attesting them by the notary. it means that in case of court proceedings on the occasion of the client’s violating his obligations (for example, car damage or, which is worse,not return) this contract can be recognized as invalid, the same in case of the violation of its obligations by the company (for example, the car technically out of order).
The next problem: the lease contract without notary’s seal is not recognized by the traffic police as the grounds for temporary use of the automobile. And any traffic police officer can confiscate the automobile and put it to the penalty ground. That is why car rental companies again dodge: each client is given a routine card-as if you are not a client but the company’s worker and are going in your company’s car on business. This scheme-car lease contract not attested by the notary+the routine card is working today in Ukraine.
Periodically the road police adds the necessity to prepare a temporary documentation when renting a car, which you can receive a few days after visiting MREO, and stand in a queue for 3-4 hours. we shall not discuss the absurdity of this requirement for renting a car, as the only way to struggle with it is to bribe the traffic policeman who stopped you. Or not to rent a car in Ukraine at all.
Of course, all this reflects on the car rental cost. If in Europe it is quite possible to get a car for 20-30 Euro per day, in Ukraine the simplest car will cost 40 Euro, plus quite a large security deposit. As to the legislation, our lawmakers have quite different problems in their minds-elections, political debates and many others, but not bringing the laws of Ukraine into proper condition. And we live by the obsolete laws of the Soviet Union, even of the 30s.
Car rental in Kiev
More and more travellers are discovering that Kiev, Ukraine is a wonderful and unique city. As one of the oldest cities in Europe, Kiev (Kyiv – in ukrainian) offers a lot to visitors, with many historical monuments, cultural areas and beautiful landscapes. In 2005 visa restrictions were eliminated for visitors from The European Union, North America, Australia and Japan, which resulted in a constant rise in the tourism industry of the Ukraine. In fact, 2008 was declared the year of Tourism by President of Ukraine.
Kiev is the largest city in Ukraine and one of the biggest cities in Eastern Europe and is known for scenic Dniper banks and bustling liveliness. It was founded on the 5th century.The name was derived from the name of Kyi, which was one of the four legendary founders of the city (brothers Kyi, Shchek, Khoryv, and their sister Lybid’).
It is a vivid mixture of industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural significance. The infrastructure of the city is extensive as there is a well developed system of public transportation, which includes the Kiev Underground.
Public transportation is both inexpensive and safe. Scattered throughout Kiev one will find shops offering pottery, embroidery, and handicrafts. This is especially true of the shops on Andrievsky Uzviz, at Percherska Lavra, and St. Sophia’s Church.
Kiev is distinguished for its rich cultural life. Theatre lovers will find many theatres offering various programs. Most performances are held in Ukrainian or Russian. The recently renovated Kiev Opera House presents very good opera as well as a broad repertoire of ballets. Ivan Franko Theatre is a centre of Ukrainian drama, comedy, and musicals. A lot of various exhibitions are carried out in the city’s numerous museums and art galleries.
Kiev is also a scientific and educational centre.
Today Kiev has regained its former glory as one of the most beautiful historical capitals of Eastern Europe.
Thanks to the Internet, the world is at your fingertips, and any information can be obtained in a seconds. The Kiev serviced apartments accommodation concept may be new to you. We like to think of them as partially home, partially hotel, with all the advantages of both. They are an ideal alternative to the over-priced and small-sized rooms offered by several Kiev hotels.
You can stay for just one night or a number of months or even years. Our Kiev apartments are fully equipped, with facilities to serve for the most demanding guest, and all offer savings of up to 30-40% on hotel rooms of the same standard.
Main reasons to book apartment instead of hotel.
1.Cost of accommodation
Apartment accommodation in Kiev is cheaper up to 30-40% comparing to the same standard hotel room. This is very important in case of prolonged stays, then your saving can be a significant amount of money. Additionally, apartments offer further economy due to their flexibility – for example, when staying in a hotel, you often have to take the potentially high cost of eating in restaurants, parking and laundry. With a Kiev serviced apartment you will have your own ready-to-cook kitchens and washing machines.
Also, please note, apartments are charged per apartment not per person.
2.Privacy and safety
No one will control you while renting an apartment. You are free to invite guests, come back or go out late at night – do everything you will do at your one home. Our office is 24 hour working and our stuff will assist you in any situation during your stay
3.A place to live in Kiev, not just to sleep
Our Kiev serviced apartments offer you a “home away from home” while you are in Kiev – we think this is very important for travellers, who need much more than simply a small room with a bed in it. Furnished and services, spacious, with almost all facilities available at your home, Kiev apartments are really a good alternative to hotel by many reasons.
You can choose location of your apartment in Kiev. All apartments are situated at the very center of Kiev but on different streets.( see the Kiev map ) So it is possible to find the most appropriate place for your need.