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Chapter 11. Housing

This is an excerpt from the Worktrotter's Guide to Denmark.
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This chapter gives you insight into the Danish housing market including an overview of the types of housing, house-hunting hints and many other points related to setting up a home.

11.1 Rent or buy?

The main types of housing in Denmark are:
rækkehus = terraced/row house
villa = detached house
villalejlighed = villa flat/apartment (see below)
lejelejlighed = rented flat/apartment
andelslejlighed, andelsbolig = shared ownership flat/apartment or condominium (see below)
ejerlejlighed = freehold flat/apartment
bofællesskab = house and flat/apartment shares

Villa/villalejlighed (villa flat)
The term villa is used to denote a normal house or a villa in the traditional sense (a house with an estate). A popular building type is a three-storey house with a separate apartment on each floor. This type of apartment is called a villalejlighed.

Andelslejlighed is the Danish form of shared ownership or “freehold” (often referred to by the term “andel” or “andelsbolig”). Each owner owns a share of the entire house and has a right to “use” the apartment they live in. In practice, this works as follows: the partnership (andelsforening) buys a property (taking out a mortgage to do so), and sells the individual apartments to buyers, who become members of the partnership in the process.

Contents of Chapter 11. Housing
11.1 Rent or buy?
   - Renting
   - Buying
11.2 Pets
11.3 Utilities
11.4 Television and radio
11.5 Telephone and Internet
11.6 Insurance and legal assistance
11.7 Post
11.8 Newspapers

Find more details and all you need to know about housing in Denmark in the full version of the
Worktrotter‘s Guide to Denmark.

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