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Renting a home

Finding a place to live can take effort. Most foreign nationals working or studying in Aarhus choose to rent a home.


    In Danish, the phrase “to rent” is “at leje”.

    Rents in the Aarhus-area vary depending on location, size, and general condition of the specific dwelling. You can rent a room, a flat or a single-family house.

    Rooms, flats or houses from private landlords are often found through web portals online.

    It is also possible to find accommodation through a housing association (boligforening). The rent in a housing association is typically lower than for other types of rental accommodation, but they are usually let out on the basis of a waiting list.

    Subletting is quite common in Denmark and for many, the first place of residence is often a temporary one.

    Before renting a home

    Before renting a home you should inform yourself of the conditions and obligations concerning you as a tenant as well as the obligations of your landlord.

    Renting costs

    Besides rent, these are the expenses you should take into account when moving into a rented property.

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    Last updated: 21. February 2024