How does my landlord assess my rent?

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Note: The content on this page should not be considered as legal advice. 
If you require legal or financial assistance, you should consult with a qualified lawyer, accountant, or financial advisor.

Your landlord typically determines the rent for the rental property based on several factors. Here are some of the most common considerations landlords take into account:

  • Market price: Landlords often research the current market price for similar properties in the area. This helps them set a competitive rent that reflects prevailing rates.

  • Property size, condition, amenities, and facilities: The age, condition, square footage, number of rooms, and included amenities such as appliances, parking, furnishings, etc., factor into determining the rent.

  • Location: The property's location and overall supply and demand significantly influence the rent. Properties in popular or central areas may command higher rents compared to more remote or less densely populated areas.

    For instance, a newly renovated 2-bedroom apartment of 55 square meters in Ribe (Southern Jutland) would typically be considerably cheaper than a similar apartment in Copenhagen (The Capital Region).

  • Local rules and laws: In some areas, there are specific rules and restrictions on how much rent can increase annually or how it can be determined, which landlords must adhere to.


Can my landlord increase the rent while I'm living in the property?

Your landlord can increase your rent if it is too low compared to the value of the property, if the landlord has increased tax or fees, or if improvements have been made to the property.

However, your landlord must always provide you, as the tenant, with notice of any potential rent increase.

At BoligPortal, we do not provide legal assistance or advice regarding rent disputes between tenants and landlords. If you wish to complain about your rent, you should contact the Rent Tribunal (Huslejenævnet) in your municipality instead.




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