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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 06, 2024

Summary: An expat looking to buy a home in Denmark should begin by researching the local real estate market. They should look into the different types of properties available, such as single-family homes, apartments, and townhouses. They should also consider the location of the property, as well as the amenities it offers. Foreigners are allowed to purchase property in Denmark, but there are some restrictions. For example, foreigners must obtain permission from the Danish Ministry of Justice before they can purchase a property. Homes in Denmark typically include amenities such as central heating, modern kitchens, and bathrooms. Many homes also have balconies or terraces, and some may have access to a garden or outdoor space.

How do I find a place to live in Denmark?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"We needed to rent a furnished apartment or home. That narrowed down our search to only one decently sized townhouse (rakehaus). In hindsight I wished that we had just sucked it up and purchased Ikea furniture to open up our choices. The townhouse was ok but I kicked myself for not listening to my gut instinct that one main bathroom for a family of four just wouldn't work for us. It didn't. And it was a supreme source of frustration because that one bathroom had a shower leak that the owner refused to fix until we moved out and charged us for the repair and cleaning of all the lime buildup. That's common in Denmark -- the owners of rentals will charge you for fixing things they should have fixed while you lived there," said one person in Copenhagen.

"One of the best ways to find a place to live in Denmark is to use online resources such as BoligPortal, which is a Danish website that allows you to search for rental properties in Denmark. Additionally, you can also use websites such as Lejebolig, which is a Danish rental property website, or Danskeboliger, which is a Danish real estate website. You can also use social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram to search for rental properties in Denmark. Additionally, you can also contact local real estate agents or property management companies to help you find a place to live in Denmark," remarked one foreigner who made the move to Denmark.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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