Rent a house in one of the villages

Rental Costs

The rental cost of accommodation in the Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality naturally depends on size, location, and standard. Information about rent, rental period, and rules of notice and maintenance must be included in the rental contract.

In connection with the occupancy agreement, a deposit will be charged guaranteeing the landlord being reimbursed in the case of a breach of contract when the tenant moves out. With most tenancies an additional 3-month prepaid rent, repayable when moving out, is charged.

Rent: Normally a monthly, prepaid rent is due by the 1st day of the month

Heating and Water: In addition to the rent, you normally pay an advance amount covering utilities (heating and water). Normally, meters calculating water usage have been installed. The price is regulated according to annual accounts showing whether too little or too much has been paid in advance.

Electricity is normally charged directly from the electric company. A meter shows electricity usage, and the price is also regulated according to annual accounts showing the consumption.

 

Housing Benefit Opportunity

If you are on a low income you may be entitled to apply for and receive housing benefit which is a public support with the purpose of reducing your rent. Housing benefit is allocated according to rules depending on rent, size of flat, number of residents, and income.

For more information, go to About living in Denmark

 

Other Expenses

TV-AERIAL/BROADBAND CONNECTION TO THE INTERNET: In housing associations you will often have a joint TV-and broadband package arrangement, which is not included in your rent. In privately rented accommodation this is normally something you have to arrange yourself as a tenant. It may be an advantage for you to buy TV- and broadband packages as extras with a mobile phone subscription.

PROPERTY TAX is a tax to be paid by owners of residential- and commercial property. It is included in your rent if you are a tenant, but will be separately charged if you are the owner of your own property.

 

Foto: Hemmet

The Chinnow family

 
German family:

Good working conditions leaving room for a family life close to the North Sea

In 2019 the Chinnow family moved from Löbau in Germany to Hvide Sande in Denmark. Four years later the family is not in doubt: -We’ll stay here!

The couple Dagmar and Udo are working at the local companies, Hvide Sande Røgeri and Danwest, and they both see the career opportunities as one of the really big gains of having moved to Ringkøbing-Skjern Kommune. Here they have been able to let go of their previous worries about job safety and fair pay, and last year their dream of buying their own house came true. 

The two children, Pauline and Pepe, are also happy about having moved to Hvide Sande. They like their new school and appreciate the Danish school system with less tests and more variety during the day. 

In Ringkøbing-Skjern Kommune the family has found both tranquility, a house, career opportunities, and new friends. When the holiday makers have to go back after 1-2 weeks’ holiday all four of them are pleased that they can stay and fulfil more dreams in the middle between the North Sea and Ringkøbing Fjord.

The Chinnow family - Read the full story here

Ioana and Sorin

 
Romanian Family:

We have been made very welcome

”We love our country, Romania, but we have also grown very fond of Denmark which has become our home,” says 37-year-old Sorin Ungureanu who - together with his wife Ioana and their two children - find themselves so much at home that in the autumn of 2017 they bought the house of their dreams in Borris. Borris is a town with approximately 800 inhabitants in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality – geographically the biggest municipality in Denmark.

“We have been living here since 2011 and our children are fully integrated in the local community and gradually, so are we. We have been made to feel really welcome in this town. People gladly help us and we are very happy about living here,” Sorin says whilst simultaneously smiling at Erling Søndergaard - one of the passionate locals who likes to give a lending hand. Erling has helped the family with the purchase of their house, and as a friend of the family he joins our conversation as to why Sorin and Ioana came to Denmark and what it is like for a foreign family to move to Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

”We are also happy having you here. We can tell that you like being here, and you have also done a great deal to become a part of the community,” Erling points out referring to the fact that Sorin among others has been active in leading a father-child gymnastics team and a table tennis team in town.

Ioana und Sorin - Read the full story here