When you move out of your apartment, it must be delivered in good conditions. But what does that mean? And how much can your landlord really demand?
According to article 98 part 1of the Danish Rent Act, the residence must be returned in the same conditions it was received in, but this does not include deterioration due to normal wear and tear from living in the apartment.
1. Be thorough with the move-in report
Be thorough with the move-in report, both regarding the move-in inspection and the 14-days period, from when the apartment was hand-over, you have the right to complain of any damage. By doing this you protect yourself from any demands from the landlord for any flaws and deficiencies there were already in the apartment during the hand-over.
Furthermore, if the move- in report has been done thoroughly it will give a more precise picture of the apartment’s condition during the return of the apartment back to the landlord. Be thorough and protect yourself.
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2. Take pictures during the move-in and the move-out
The move-out report is almost as important as taking pictures of the condition of the apartment. This way you can prove that it was the way you stated in the report.
Furthermore, with pictures you can compare the condition of the residence during the first and final inspection, to prove that you are leaving it in the same state. Not including common wear and tear.
3. The checklist of the move-in report
During the final inspection, your landlord will most likely go through the same things he did during the first inspection. You can save some of your deposit by going through your move-in report before the final inspection of the resident, and repair possible defects yourself.
You can ask the landlord about checklist, since it is also in his best interest that the apartment is in good condition.
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4. Signing the move-out report
Do not sign the move-out report, if you do not agree with the content. You can try and talk to your landlord about the disagreements. If you cannot reach an agreement, contact DIGURA for assistance.
5. Bring an acquaintance to the final inspection so you are not alone with your landlord
It can be hard to argue with your landlord, especially when you are in a disagreement. This can particularly be seen with young tenants. Therefore, you should bring an acquaintance to the final inspection, which has experience with these situations. This is to make sure everything is not done solely on the landlord terms.
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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.
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