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How to rent a house in Denmark

To rent a house in Denmark, start with BoligsidenEDC, or a FB group like Lejligheder, værelser til leje og udleje i KBH V. NV. Ø. N, S og K.

Determine what type of accommodation you can afford.

Search for accommodation on your own or use an agent.

Reach an agreement with the owner or the agent.

Submit all your documents and get access to your new house.

To rent a house in Denmark, you want to work out an agreement with your agent or the tenant. Apartments or houses can be found online, through an agency, or by checking for “for rent” posters on the street.

You can choose among different types of places to rent:

a bed in a shared room or a dorm;

a room with a shared bathroom or an en-suite bathroom;

a house that is low rise building that can be detached or semidetached, furnished or unfurnished;

a flat in a medium or high apartment building;

a villa is a large detached house with an extensive garden.

Most websites or apps linked below are in Danish and English. Use Google Translate, Tarjimly, or any other translation service if you need it.

What documents do I need to rent in Denmark

The documents you need depend on how you are renting and from whom. If you are subletting a room for a few weeks from the original renter, you may need to give only your first payment in advance. While if you are renting from an agency, you will need more paperwork.

When choosing a place, you want to consider how expensive it is for you, both in terms of money and time, to get all the documents that the agency or the owner asks you.

You want to get the keys, or any other type of access, to the accommodation before you pay anything. You may need one or more of these documents:

  • Proof of first payment, if it’s not in cash;
  • Proof of payment of a deposit, which can be one month of rent or more;
  • Valid identification that can be a driver’s license, a national identification card, or a passport;
  • A lease agreement is a formal document that explains your agreement with the landlord;
  • A credit check is any documentation showing you have enough income to pay rent.

You may need additional documents when you rent a house in Denmark.

Also, read How to Find an Apartment in Denmark.

Average house size

Danes speak about their houses often. Danish homeowners spend much of their money. Thus, Danes own huge, expensive houses. The typical two-person home is 109 m2.

Look for the best real estate websites in Denmark.

Can I rent a house in Denmark without a job

Yes, you may rent a house without a job. Bank statements may be required to prove income. If you don’t have a job, you may need to provide further documentation to rent.

Average rent price in Denmark

The typical Denmark rent varies widely depending on where and what kind of property you rent. It’s not cheap to rent a home in Denmark. Deposits of one month’s to three months’ rent are not uncommon.

In the city center, the rent for a one-bedroom apartment is around 4700 DKK or more. And a three-bedroom apartment rent is around 9000 DKK or more.

Outside the center, the rent for a one-bedroom apartment is around 4000 DKK or more. And the rent for a three-bedroom apartment is around 7000 DKK or more.

Ten DKK is 1.46 US Dollars. That is 121 Indian Rupees or almost 11 Chinese yuan.

The average rent in Denmark for a one-bedroom apartment is in the following cities in Denmark:

In Copenhagen is 8000 DKK;

in Aalborg is 4000 DKK;

in Arhus is 5000 DKK;

in Odense is 5000 DKK;

in Aabenraa is 4000 DKK;

in Esbjerg is 3500 DKK;

in Randers is 3500 DKK;

in Horsens is 5000 DKK;

Finding a rental from a recommend

Getting a rental through word of mouth is another way. It is a successful method for choosing a great and comfortable apartment. Simply advise as many people as possible that you are looking to rent an apartment in Denmark, and if anyone knows of any listings, they will let you know.

People typically recommend their friends or acquaintances to their landlords when they wish to move out of an apartment. In this manner, you and the landlord won’t have to bother looking for a new tenant or a place to live.


Source: Numbeo

Cover photo by Nick Karvounis on Unsplash, København, Denmark.