How long does a case at the Danish Rent Committee take?

How long does a case at the Danish Rent Committee take?

After a long dialogue with your landlord, where you have been patient and accommodating, it can be really frustrating, when you hear the estimated processing time at the Rent Committee.

Long processing times at the Rent Committee

The processing time depends on the nature of the case as well as the number of cases to be assessed by the committees. Usually, cases are processed after the first-in first-out principle. This means that the cases are prioritized in a timely and chronological order where the oldest cases are processed first. Generally, the processing time of cases are between 6-8 months, and it is not uncommon that some cases take even longer.

Urgent cases

In some instances, a case of an urgent nature can be prioritized over older cases. It is the Rent Committee’s evaluation of the case that determines whether the case is urgent or not. Typically, a case will be seen as urgent if the waiting time can have damaging consequences for the case, increase potential financial loss or affect the tenant and tenancy significantly.

You may also like: 5 tips on deposit in Denmark

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.

Inspection with the Rent Committee

In cases regarding the tenancy’s size, maintenance, shortcomings and moving etc., the Rent Committee typically wants to inspect the tenancy. This will usually happen in the period before the case will be presented to the Rent Committee. It usually takes 15-30 minutes.

What happens when a case in presented to the Rent Committee?

If you compare the processing time of cases at the housing court where it can take years to reach a final ruling, the waiting time at the Rent Committee is actually not too bad – even though it seems like a very long time.

We are dealing with to different systems, where the Rent Committee is part of the administrative organization and functions as a dispute committee, whereas the housing court is part of the court of justice. The Rent Committee consists of a main office, a chairman and two other members. It is the chairman and the other two members that determines the ruling of the case. The other two members are chosen by the larger tenant associations and the larger landlord associations, while the chairman is chosen by the municipal council.

The chairman and the other members are usually employed while they attend to other occupations. It is the main office’s job to inform about the case at a hearing covering both parties or potential representatives. When the case has been disclosed, it will be put on hold awaiting to be taken up at a Rent Committee meeting.

You may also like: Rent subsidy – Everything you need to know as a tenant

Get legal advice and avoid being deceived

Cases at the Danish Rent Committee 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.

If you need legal advice, you can get your case assessed below. It is free and our competent legal team will make a non-committal assessment of your case.

Share this post

Do you want a free assessment of your case?

It only takes 2 minutes to fill out the form.
Afterwards DIGURA will assess your case and get back to you the same day.

The Great Community for Tenants in Denmark

First group in Denmark connecting English speaking tenants. Join to ask questions, learn from tips and tricks, network and stay on top of new updates from DIGURA.