Why is the tenant listed as under 18, even though the tenant is 18 years old?

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Note: This is an article about BoligPortal's free service for creating and managing rental contracts, which is currently available in Danish. Therefore, images and some phrasing in this guide may appear in Danish. If you have any questions or need assistance with your rental contracts, you're always welcome to contact BoligPortal's Customer Service.

If you see "young under 18" during the digital signing of the rental contract, it means that the tenant's MitID was issued when they were under 18 years old. 

This does not mean that the person is still under 18. 

MitID certificates are initially valid for 3 years. For example, if someone is issued a MitID at 17, they will receive a certificate labeled "young under 18". If their certificate is still valid when they turn 18, it will still say "young under 18", even though this is no longer the case. 

As long as the tenant is over 18 when the rental contract is signed, "young under 18" has no legal significance for the rental contract according to the contract law. However, it might be a good idea to secure additional documentation of the tenant's age. 


You can also sign without MitID

You always have the option to sign the rental contract with a handwritten e-signature via your screen. 

To do this, go to the step called 'Gennemse og færdiggør', find the section called 'Underskriftmetode' and select the option 'Uden digital signatur (skriv under på skærmen)'. 






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