Paying a deposit

Prices for rental housing in Denmark depend on the type of property, its size, and the location of the apartment.

It is normal to pay a deposit when renting housing in Denmark. Landlords in Denmark often ask for a deposit that can be anything up to the value of three months’ rent.

You should find out from your landlord whether this deposit should be paid before the beginning of the contract or when the contract begins. Any deposit higher than 3 months’ of rent should raise questions.

When leaving the apartment, your deposit should be returned in the same state as when you moved in. But the landlord can require your deposit money to repair any reparations for the apartment. Also be aware of that the deposit can be called “indskud” in Danish instead of “depositum”.

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