A common way to find a place to live is to search on the internet. Denmark has a series of housing portals you can use. In addition, some Danish newspapers run ads. As an alternative, you can contact a real estate agent, rental agency, or relocation partner. They can help you find a place to live for a fee. Another good idea is to ask your employer or perhaps colleagues for advice. Making use of your personal network will most often be an effective way to find a place to live.
Houses and apartments can be rented through a private company or person as well as a non-profit building association.
As a tenant, you have legislative rights, including a tenancy agreement, which specifies the conditions for renting such as the deposit amount and renovation obligations.
Non-profit associations often use waiting lists. Thus, you may need to wait a while before being offered an apartment or a house. In addition, you must be aware that in order to rent through a non-profit association, you must be a member and pay a yearly fee. However, the monthly rent is often less than if you rent from a private company. In Randers, there are several non-profit associations such as Lejerbo and RandersBolig.
Randers also has a number of subsidised apartments.
If you want to avoid a waiting list or paying a fee to a non-profit association, you can choose to rent an apartment or house from a private company or person. You can find privately rented apartments and houses on the internet and in one of the local newspapers.
Finally, you can also choose subletting. This could be an advantage if you are only staying here for a short amount of time, as the apartment or house may be furnished.
Another possibility is to buy a house in Randers. We offer many different houses and even undeveloped land where you can build the house of your dreams.
In Randers, houses and apartments are primarily sold through estate agents. Therefore, if you are considering purchasing a home, you should contact an estate agent. As a homeowner, you are obligated to pay property tax and have a fire insurance, as this is required by law in Denmark.
In Denmark, it is normal to take out a housing loan at a mortgage credit institution and/or bank to finance this kind of purchase.
No matter what kind of property you plan to buy, it is highly recommended that you consult a lawyer specialising in property law.
Permission to buy
You need to get permission from the Ministry of Justice to buy a house or an apartment in Denmark if you intend to use the house or apartment as your permanent residence. However, if you have lived in the country for at least five years, permission for buying is not necessary.
Cooperative housing is a group of houses or apartments owned by a cooperative housing society. This type of living option usually has a social aspect, which can be beneficial if you want to meet new people when moving to Randers.