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.

LICENS is charged by DR - the Danish Broadcasting Corporation - and must be paid by anyone owning a television, a computer with internet access, a smart phone with internet access, a tablet, or other units with internet access. The purpose of the media license fee is to ensure that we have media companies in Denmark, which are able to offer public service with no political, economic, and commercial affiliation.

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

Charlotte and Ian

 
Danish/English couple:

Wish of living the good life

”Above all, we just wanted to be together and live the good life. We love being together” says the Danish/English couple Charlotte and Ian Coles who have settled down in an idyllic old farm house at Kloster, halfway between the Ringkøbing Fjord and the Stadil Fjord and close to the town of Ringkøbing.

It is not surprising that the couple had a wish of the good life in peaceful surroundings with lots of nature. Ian was a Major in the British Army, which meant the couple had moved around military bases in England and Germany for years. Ian had also been deployed close to the world’s war zones, leaving Charlotte alone and suffering months of deprivation during their first year in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

They bought the old farmhouse overlooking the Stadil Fjord in 2013, and Charlotte moved in full-time, while Ian could only come home as work allowed. But now the good life has really started as Ian retired this summer.

Ian is 48 years old and he has just landed a job with Vestas - the wind turbine manufacturer – as a Project Training Leader. 

Charlotte and Ian - Read the full story here

Johanna and Malte

 
German family:

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

The North Sea. Proper wages – on time – and working conditions leaving room for a good family life with children. Those are the really big advantages pointed out by the German couple Malte and Johanna Mayrberger when moving from the city of Berlin to the seaport of Hvide Sande. Well yes – into the bargain is also the possibility of buying your own house and the fact that people are friendly and polite.

”We would never have been able to buy a house in Germany. You need to provide a down payment of half the price to obtain a loan for the remaining, and yet it is very difficult and sometimes impossible to qualify for a mortgage,” Malte explains, and Johanna adds:

”At any rate we would not have been able to afford having a child, a car, going on holidays, which we do every year, and have time for leisure activities.”

Malte and Johanna moved to Hvide Sande on the 1st November nine years ago and have settled in fine. 

Johanne and Malte - Read the full story here