RESIDENCE - HOUSINGAccommodation options in Copenhagen.
Property prices in Copenhagen are on the same level as many European cities however properties are relatively large in Copenhagen. Compared with selected European capitals, i.e. London, property prices in Copenhagen are still low.
A typical property for a family with children consist of common rooms such as living room(s), kitchen, utility room, hall, one or more bathrooms, and in addition to this, a room for each child as well as a bedroom for the parents. Housing standards are very high in Copenhagen.
Renting a property
If you wish to rent a property, there are certain requirements you have to fulfil:
- The property must be used on a permanent basis. You must live in the property for at least 180 days per calendar year or 4 days a week.
- The address must be filed with the national registration office. This presupposes a residence certificate (EC/EEA nationals) or a residence and work permit (non-EC/EEA nationals).
Nordic nationals who are in Denmark for a period of maximum 6 months, do not have to register at the national registration office, provided they fulfil the requirement of living in a property on a permanent basis.
Buying a residence in Denmark
Persons who have no residence in Denmark, and who have not previously had residence in Denmark for a total of five years, need permission from the Ministry of Justice to purchase property in Denmark. This rule applies to both all-year residence and holiday homes/holiday sites.
Applications for permission to purchase an all-year residence are usually complied with. It is a prerequisite for the permission that the applicant holds a residence permit and that the property is continously used for all-year residence.
EU/EEA citizens may purchase property for all-year residence without permission from the Ministry of Justice. Instead, a declaration must be attached to the deed.
Possible temporary housing
Many hotels have, besides the ordinary hotel rooms, furnished flats. In many cases, you can get a lower price, if you live in the same hotel for a longer period of time. Find a list of accommodation posibilities here.
Through property rental agencies you can rent temporary furnished housing till you move into a permanent property. Some companies have properties at their disposal for expatriates and their families.
How do you find a property?
You can find contact information on real estate agenst, which can help you in finding a property in Copenhagen here.