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Quickbooks replied to the thread Finding a rental home in Copenhagen on the Denmark forum:
sjhop initially posted:
Hi all, I am new here. My partner and I are due to move to Copenhagen within 2-4weeks for his work. He will be working at DTU. The problem is we cannot find a rental property, we are trying all of the websites and constantly emailing landlords but we either get a response saying it has gone or that there is an open house which we cannot attend as we are currently in the UK. All we can find is temporary accommodation but that means we would have to ship our furniture and then move it all again within a few months. We have been using lejebolig and boligportal and also assistance from my partners work. Does anyone have any advice or help they can offer? We are getting desperate as they want us to move out there ASAP!! Any help appreciated.
Quickbooks replied on April 15, 2014 with:
I guess my response is too late to matter. I guess DTU is sold out of temporary housing? Because they do have some temporary housing for relocation. We face the same problem. My advice is to store your furniture at home, and delay its shipment until you find a permanent residence. Storage will likely be cheaper outside of Denmark. I also find that Danish landlords will not consider you seriously until you are actually there. Maybe they get a lot of idle requests from abroad? Generally, I find most of my Danish contacts don't really take me seriously right now. Very often they quite openly say, "meet me when you get here and we'll talk about it". So, I think you will have better response when you are there in person. It is frustrating though to not be able to plan further in advance.
citygbg replied on March 30, 2014 with:
Hello sjshop. Well it is quite hard getting an appartment in copenhagen but. If you try within one hour from the city you are propably more lucky. I see you are writing about lejebolig and boligportal but I should also suggest some of the free advertising boards like dba.dk. If you look on places like Farum, see http://www.dba.dk/boliger/lejebolig/lejelejlighed/?postnr=3520 , Ballerup (half an hour from city with s-train) see http://www.dba.dk/boliger/lejebolig/lejelejlighed/?postnr=2750 and so on. Try these and then other areas in the suburban areas.
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Quickbooks replied to the thread US Roth accounts for retirement in Denmark on the Denmark forum on April 15, 2014:
rakh initially posted:
Anyone know how Denmark treats capital gains on money in US Roth retirement accounts? How do they treat distributions? Given Danish taxes, it would be a tremendous advantage to me if Denmark recognizes US Roths as entirely free of tax. I'm aware that, as far as I know, I won't be able to contribute to Roth accounts while in Denmark without US source income.
Quickbooks replied on April 15, 2014 with:
The information I have is very discouraging. Denmark does not recognize Roth IRA as a true retirement account, so the account earnings are taxable. This would seem to violate the US-Danish tax treaty, but there are not enough people complaining to make a difference.
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maneck35 posted Converting driving license for automatic car only on the Denmark forum on April 13, 2014:
Hello I might be moving to Aarhus in a few months from Dubai, UAE. I hold a driving license here, but only to drive an automatic car. I have not learnt how to drive a manual car. Is it possible for me to convert my current UAE driving license and get a Danish license to drive an automatic car? Thanks! Maneck
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ChinaLea replied to the thread Sonderborg international School on the Denmark forum:
lizfox initially posted:
We moved to Sonderborg, Denmark in July this year with a view to have our kids learn Danish and understand the culture and traditions. Having lived around the world for the past years, we placed our kids in the International School of Sonderborg. We have had nothing but trouble since. Teachers are not qualified to teach some subject, especially Danish. The Danish teacher has had no teaching experience whatsoever. Most of the kids speak Danish, even though the language medium is English. Kids in Year 6 and below attend only 4 hours of school a day. Kids in Year 8,9,10 are grouped together in one class. There is no ICT, Art, Humanities. It is mandatory to sit for 10 O'level subjects, including German! In short, it is not a wholly international school, rather a Danish school that just happens to speak English. I would seriously think twice before deciding on the school.
ChinaLea replied most recently with:
Hi, Unfortunately the choices are few! I would also recommend avoiding Copenhagen International School, at least the "upper" class. It is the most dis-organized, unhelpful school I have had the misfortune to interact with. My daughter finished her final two years there, and it was appalling. What's worse is when they no longer receive tuition, then they are slow to do things such as forwarding final transcripts to universities for their graduates! We had to go and pick them up and have them expressed to our daughter's school. If we had known how awful the campus was (no library, or cafeteria), how poor some of the teachers were, and how disorganized their systems were, we would not have accepted the position. Truly horrible.
ChinaLea replied most recently with:
Hi, Unfortunately the choices are few! I would also recommend avoiding Copenhagen International School, at least the "upper" class. It is the most dis-organized, unhelpful school I have had the misfortune to interact with. My daughter finished her final two years there, and it was appalling. What's worse is when they no longer receive tuition, then they are slow to do things such as forwarding final transcripts to universities for their graduates! We had to go and pick them up and have them expressed to our daughter's school. If we had known how awful the campus was (no library, or cafeteria), how poor some of the teachers were, and how disorganized their systems were, we would not have accepted the position. Truly horrible.
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premji76 posted physiotherapy opportunity on the Denmark forum:
i am planning to search physiotherapy job denmark. shall i know what is pay scale and opportunities
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alexaubier posted odenseinternationals on the Denmark forum:
Hi , I plan to live in Odense in the next few weeks. I'll move with my family and I wanted to know if there was an international community in Odense ?
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leblebi replied to the thread Cost of life in Denmark on the Denmark forum:
leblebi initially posted:
Hello We are considering to move to Copenhagen . We know that it is expensive there but some tips and local info are always useful. We will be depending upon one sallary of around 23000-27000 DKK/month until my wife also finds a job (1-2 years possibly until she learns Danish (or less/more???) and we have one daughter of 2- years old. Is this amount sufficient? We plan to live in Copenhagen, maybe not very center but close, and i ll be working in Roskilde. We would be glad if you give your opinions on this Best
leblebi replied most recently with:
Very nice house but too far to go with public transport. We prefer closer to the city, this looks like a rural site right?
Quickbooks replied most recently with:
Here is an example. Look at the rental in the link below. Look at this enormous house you can rent for only 9500 DKK a month. It is in a pretty town. At that price, you can afford to buy a car and enjoy a leisurely commute to work. You get more house for your money the further away from Copenhagen you travel. http://www.boligportal.dk/lejebolig/Hus_villa_Kirke_Hyllinge_1788566.html?utm_expid=5463427-10.iTJP0Dv4RJKtqh9NsggYpg.0&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.boligportal.dk%2Flejebolig%2Fsoeg_leje_bolig.php
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Quickbooks replied to the thread car leasing on the Denmark forum:
leblebi initially posted:
Dear all i was wondering if you had any experience with car leasing (for used cars mainly)? Would you recommend it? Thak you
Quickbooks replied most recently with:
Do they lease used cars? I don't think we lease used cars in the USA, only new.
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