10 general tips for tenants in Denmark

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We have compiled a list of the 10 most general tips for tenants based on our experience. This includes before the move, during the stay and move out information. The advice is relevant for all kinds of tenancy.

1. Make sure you do not get scammed

This is unfortunately easier said than done, but if things seem too good to be true, they most likely are. Pay particular attention to ads where landlords do not seem available or want money before signing the lease.

2. Talk to the former tenant

It may be a good idea to talk to the former tenant. Ask how was their experience living in the residence and why they decided to move. It is always great if you can learn from others mistakes. They may complain about the neighbors, the landlord or something you would not even have thought of.

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Why should you get help from DIGURA?

Every month, we help thousands of tenants both via our membership solution and our case processing. When we process the cases, we achieve a positive result for the tenants in 98% of the cases. We are here to help you who are potentially being deceived by your landlord, and you who actually want to keep the money you are entitled to.

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3. Consider your landlord

If your landlord seems distant, angry and tired, it can be an incredibly tiresome tenancy. You may not think about it in the beginning, but if there are problems in the lease, then these landlords will often be more difficult to engage with dialogues.

4. Check your new lease carefully through

Review your lease – possibly with your family or with us – and always pay special attention to the lease contract § 11. You may be subject to some major obligations in this section, so it is always important to know the contents of their lease.

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5. Submit mistakes- and list of deficiencies

Even though it is a great feeling to move into a new tenancy, it is always important to submit a mistake – and a list of deficiencies. You have 14 days after you have taken over the tenancy. You can optionally retrieve our template. 

6. Control relocation

Remember, you must report your relocation to the post office, municipality and companies as well. Likewise, it may be a good idea to acquire a home insurance. You can see our Guide to Relocation. 

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7. Remember documentation

Always remember to take pictures of the apartment condition and be sure to have proof of everything. The apartment condition as well as the agreements with landlords and if there is something that it is not as it, all should be documented.

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8. Always get all agreements written

In continuation of paragraph 7, it is a good idea to get all agreements with the landlord in writing. That way, you can always prove your agreements and keep the landlord up to it.

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9. Remember the house regulation

It is always a good idea that you have respect for both neighbors and landlords, so that you treat others as you wish to be treated yourself. It is everyone’s interest that everyone is happy and there is a positive mood.

10. Get relocation covered

Remember to hand in a written termination of the lease, to leave what the lease contract prescribes while moving address. It is important to note that you must give up your new address to your old landlord no later than 8 days prior to relocation.

Get legal advice and avoid being deceived

This topic can be very complicated as a tenant. The above is to be seen as a general guidance and not as downright legal advice. We always recommend that you contact us to ensure that you get the proper necessary legal advice that is relevant for your specific case.

You can get help with this topic but also any other matters you may have. Unfortunately, we see many tenants that are being deceived. Often, they miss out on a lot of money – anything from a couple thousands to 30-40,000 kroner. Imagine what else you could spend the money on.

Let us help you

At DIGURA we are always available and easy to reach, you have your own legal advisor, and best of all you only pay if we win your case. Therefore, it is risk free for you to get help from us.

We have achieved a positive result for tenants in 98% of all the cases that we have processed. We have a 9,3 score on Trustpilot, 5 star rating on Facebook, and we have helped more than 1000 tenants. We really want to help you too.

If you are unsure about anything in the article, our team is ready to help in the chat. You can find the chat in the bottom right corner.

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