Tenancy Agreement

When you rent a flat or house, you should request a written tenancy agreement stating the conditions agreed by you and your landlord.

The Tenancy agreement outlines the rights and obligations of both the tenant and the landlord. Please note that from a legal point of view, it is only the original Danish tenancy agreement which is valid. Translation of a tenancy agreement is only intended as guidance.

Among other things, the tenancy agreement must state the level of rent, apartment maintenance and how much notice you have to give when terminating the lease. It should also state in what condition the apartment must be left when you vacate it.

You normally pay a deposit as well as a payment equal to three months’ rent in advance. Depending on the tenancy agreement, some of this money can be used for redecoration when moving out.

The Rent Assessment Committee (Huslejenævnet) settles disputes between tenants and private landlords (not housing associations).