Getting an apartment in Sweden is very hard especially in big cities like Stockholm, Gothenberg, Malmö.
The housing crisis has been happening for a very long time as people are moving to cities and more people are arriving for study and work.
Moving from a foreign-land to Sweden
- Start the apartment search process 3 month before arrival.
- Request the employer to provide 1 month of temporary accommodation.
- If your employer doesn’t provide temporary accommodation look for short term apartments
- They are mostly cheap
- Once you land in the city you will have a better understanding of your work locations, kids school/day-care which will help you figure out the best location to rent an apartment.
- Getting an apartment in City center is very hard and costly so look for outer locations.
- Main cities like Stockholm, Gothenberg, Malmö are well connected with different modes of transport like Bus, Metro, Short trains , so getting an apartment and reaching your workplace wont be difficult.
- If you managed to get contact with landlord , always ask for photos or someone local in the city to check the authenticity of the property and the landlord.
- Hyra Bostad
- Andra Hand
- Bo Punkten
- Bostad Surf
- Housing Anywhere
- Bo Plats
- Hyra Bostad
- Bostad Direct
Good to Know
- Never pay any agent before visiting the apartment.
- Never do wire-transfer of money through Moneygram/Western Union as advance/rent.
- Always have proper agreement signed with the owner.
- Make sure that the owner has the approval from the apartment association to rent the property (Some associations wont allow this.)
- Make sure the apartment is checked properly before renting.
- If there are some damages/faults make sure you take photos and get is verified/signed with the owner.
- The interest of loan in cheaper in Sweden, so its better to buy a house than being in rental if you are sure that you are staying in Sweden for long.
Category: Apartment, Göteborg, Housing, Lund, Malmö, Stockholm, Sweden, Uppsala
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