Should I Rent My Home to a Company or to a Private Individual?

Is the law the same if I rent to a company vs. an individual?

There is a common misconception that the rental law in Sweden varies depending on if you rent to a legal entity or an individual. It actually does not despite that one would think that makes sense. The law varies based on your legal classification and not the tenant's.

But isn't it safer to rent to rent to a company?

In some cases, absolutely, but it really boils down to non-legal values when looking at it. When a company relocates employees en masse and are knowledgeable in doing so, then they are the best tenant one can find. The most common profile of tenants that will contact you on Residensportalen are large, publicly traded, companies that we have brokered to since our start in 2003. These long relationships with HR-departments and relocation partners that we have cultivated over many years will surely trickle down to you as a landlord which adds a layer of security. 

But isn't it safer to rent to rent to a company?

In some cases, absolutely, but it really boils down to non-legal values when looking at it. When a company relocates employees en masse and are knowledgeable in doing so, then they are the best tenant one can find. The most common profile of tenants that will contact you on Residensportalen are large, publicly traded, companies that we have brokered to since our start in 2003. These long relationships with HR-departments and relocation partners that we have cultivated over many years will surely trickle down to you as a landlord which adds a layer of security. 

So, that being said...why should I consider a non-corporate tenant?

The Swedish rental market is a bit of a unicorn and does not fit the mold when companies put together their global expat mobility policies. Therefore, many  companies decide on a global level to support their employees in their relocation but not sign leases on their behalf. We have noticed an increase of companies not signing lease in the past 5-7 years. However, these employees do receive a lot of support in their home finding and make excellent tenants. These type of tenants are becoming more common and we have many of them looking at our properties. At the end of the day, regardless if you market your home to "only companies" or "all", the final decision of whom you rent to is always yours. However, if you only market to companies then this qualified niche tenant cannot contact you. 

Swedish Rental Law

Swedish Rental Law

The Swedish rental law was drastically changed in 2013. Notification periods were changed as well as several other aspects of the law. 

Who can sign a corporate lease in Sweden?

Who can sign a corporate lease in Sweden?

Who is really authorized yo sign a corporate lease in Sweden? There is quite a bit of confusion about this, even on corporate level, regarding this. If a rental lease is not signed by the correct person, the lease is null and void. 

Taxation for Swedish Sublets

Taxation for Swedish Sublets

How are you taxed when you sublet a home in Sweden? It varies depending on the circumstances of your sublet. We have compiled frequently asked questions about how taxes are assessed.