8 tips for renting a home in Stockholm | Undutchables

8 tips for renting a home in Stockholm

When moving to a new country and especially a capital, it might be hard to find a suitable home. Undutchables Sweden has partnered up with Bostad Direkt, who are specialists in leasing and Sweden's leading provider of flexible accommodation. Since their start in 1994 they have gathered a profound knowledge about the leasing market as well as the juridical questions that concern leasing and residential mediation. Here they give you 8 tips what to think of when finding a accomodation in Stockholm.

You will probably never find the residence of your dream when renting a temporary resident, but you will find a good and decent residence that will suit your needs.

To focus on, 8 good tips:

  • What budget do you have to spend on living? Define your budget, as this will be important to know in what area and what kind of accommodation you wish to find.
  • Be flexible with the area and if possible the requirements of furnished/unfurnished alternatives. Perhaps you can start in a furnished accomodation until your own furtnitures has arrived?
  • Keep in mind that storage is normally not offered with rental apartments, nor are parking lots, but you can still find external garage spots for rent.
  • Focus on maximum 1-3 residences to “view”
  • Physical “Viewings” has during Covid times mainly been replaced by “Face time viewings ”, pictures and written descriptions.
  • Be quick in your decision. There are more tenants than available residence. Especially in a popular city as Stockholm
  • Contract – Bostad Direkt offers digital signing to make the process easier and faster.
  • Don’t forget to sign up for home insurance that covers your rental resident during your stay. It is your home and responsibility also financially during the time you rent.

Bostad Direkt

Residents: Offers more than 500 residences to sublease in Stockholm.

Assistance: Our knowledge and service-minded staff will help and guide you with suggestions of residence that match your requirements.

Where to live: In Stockholm city or in the suburbs. Don´t be afraid to live outside the city, because Stockholm has fantastic public transportation.

Travel and commute in Stockholm: Stockholm is a bike-friendly city and many Swedes chose to travel by bicycle all year around.


Cykel stockholm Bostad direkt photo Cecile Everet

Bostad Direkt offers rental appartments mainly via corporate contracts. For more questions you can contct them here.

Cykel/ Bike- Stockholm – Photo: © Cecile Everet

View of Stockholm Trygg_Sthlm - Photo: © Henrik Trygg

Wish to read more information on how living in Sweden you can read more on the web site of Undutchables Sweden and here on things you should know before moving to Sweden.

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