Have you ever been wondering whether you as an expat can put your current Czech address in different types of documents as a permanent address? Are you actually entitled to do that? In this article you’ll find out all your rights and duties regarding this topic.
From time to time an expat encounters a series of documents which require from him to put there a permanent address. It could be any questionnaire, form to fill in, agreement or simply a subscription to a magazine or online store. Perhaps you have asked yourself whether you can put your current Czech address even if you don’t have a permanent residence in the Czech Republic. The answer is YES, though it depends on which type of accommodation agreement you have with your landlord.
There are two accommodation agreements which are concluded between a lessee and a landlord: lease agreement or sublease agreement. What is the difference between these two? Let’s sort it out!
Lease agreement is a type of agreement which is concluded directly between a landlord and a lessee. In this case a lessee is entitled to mention current Czech address as a permanent address whenever the situation calls for it and they’ll always be right. Why? The answer is quite simple: Czech law. If a landlord isn’t satisfied with that and even if the thing goes to court, a lessee would always win according to Czech law.
Second type of lease agreement is sublease agreement and is concluded between a lessee and sublessee. It works this way: a lessee entered into a lease agreement with a landlord and decided to rent out a flat to a sublessee. In this case, in order to be able to mention a local Czech address as a permanent address, a sublessee has got two options:
- Ask a landlord for a proof of accommodation. Our relocation consultants strongly recommend this variant, because it’s always best to communicate with a landlord directly.
- Ask a lessee to provide their lease agreement, which confirms that he or she actually rents this place. Why this option might not be the best thing to do is because you have to deal with it through a third person – a lessee.
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