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Guide: How to find a housing rental in Denmark

Sunday 1. January 2023

Do you need help finding a rental property in Denmark? Then you have come to the right place!

In this guide, we will review some of the things you should be aware of when looking for a rental property. Follow the steps in the guide and you will be well on your way to finding the perfect rental property!

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1. Consider your needs

First of all, you must consider what needs you have for a rental property, apartment for rent, room for rent or house for rent. How many m2 must the rental property be? Should it be a room, an apartment, a student residence or a house? Do you need your own parking? How long should the rental period be? Where should the location be - should the rental property be on the outskirts of the city or in the inner city? How much are you willing to pay in rent? Should the apartment be a penthouse, have a fridge and dishwasher, be renovated, have a terrace, balcony, have a bath, etc.? What should the property look like? What floor will the apartment be on? Does the home have to be located in scenic surroundings? Should the property be located close to the beach?

The questions are many. Once you have your needs under control, you can begin your search for a home that meets your requirements

2. Search the internet for rental housing in Denmark

There are many good websites with available homes for rent, where you can search for rental homes. You can search for available rooms, room for rent flatsvilla, villas, villas for renthouses for renthouse for rent, vacant houses, townhouse for rent and townhouse for rent - with or without basement.

Remember to search several housing portals to find the best available rental property at the best price. You can search directly for all types of rental properties on Boligdeal.dk, which is one of the largest Danish portals for rental properties and provides an overview of the entire housing market. You will find both rental housing, co-operative housing and owner-occupied housing for sale on Boligdeal.dk.

3. Contact the landlord

When you have found a home that you are interested in, you must contact the landlord. You must be prepared to write an application to the landlord, in which you tell a little about yourself and why you want to rent the property. You can also ask for a showing of the home, so you can see it with your own eyes.

4. Have the lease checked by a lawyer

When you have found your new rental property, you must sign a rental contract with the landlord. It is important that you get advice from a lawyer so that you make sure that everything is in order. A tenancy agreement must include information about the rent, deposit, heat consumption, condition upon moving in, etc. You must, among other things, pay close attention to whether the tenancy is taken over repaired or unrepaired, as this can have a major impact on the costs you will be charged when you move out later. Always have a lawyer or legal practitioner check the lease before you sign it.

5. Check out the landlord properly

If the tenant himself is a tenant in the home, it is not certain that he may sublet it to you. In that situation, ask the landlord to document his permission to sublet the apartment. If the landlord wants to rent out an apartment that he owns, it is not certain that he can do this without further ado. Check the housing association's statutes. Here you will be able to see any reservations regarding the rental right.

6. Deposit

Once you have signed the lease, you must pay a deposit to the landlord. The deposit is a security for the landlord in case you cause damage to the property or do not pay the rent. The deposit is typically one month's rent. When both you and the housing provider have signed the lease, you will typically have a number of days to transfer the deposit. You should only transfer the money here to a bank in your own country.

You must never transfer the deposit under these conditions

- Never transfer the deposit/rent for the home to a bank outside your own country.

- Never transfer the deposit/rent for the home to a person you have not met in person.

- Never transfer the deposit/rent for the property until you have a contract signed by both parties.

- Never transfer the deposit/rent for the property before you have checked whether the housing provider has the right to rent out the rental property in question.

- Never transfer the deposit/rent for the home before you have shown the home.

7. Make a clear agreement on moving in

Remember to make a clear agreement with the landlord about the transfer. When can you move in? When will you get the keys? etc. etc.

8. Relocation

When everything is in place, you can start moving into your new home. Remember to report your move to your local municipal moving center so they know you've moved.