How can it be free to advertise and find a tenant on Residensportalen? What is the catch?
There is no catch. We have created relationships and an IT-tool geared toward the corporate housing market since 2003 and have the best tenants subscribing to our tool and properties. The tenants pay for our service. That is how we can offer the service free to you as a landlord. We will not take a cut of your rent or pad it to finance our business model. All of the rental payments go directly to you.
Can everyone on the internet see my advertisement?
Residensportalen is known for our privacy and professional handling of private information. Your ad will be shown with limited information (no address or contact information is shown) to non-registered users. Only the category of searchers that you have clicked as of interest to you can actually contact you.
Can I advertise to both private individuals and to companies?
Yes, you can advertise to all or both categories of tenants. For example, we have several corporate subscribers from well-known companies that use our services but do not sign the lease on their employee's behalf. However, they assist with finding housing and other relocation services and have proven to be excellent tenants. Those type of searchers can only search for private properties. If your Bostadsrättsförening does not accept corporate tenants, we recommend still clicking the corporate box in your ad due to many companies that search with us have great tenants that can also sign privately. However, write in your description that the lease needs to be on the individual due to building regulations.
How do I decide which categories of tenants can see my property?
By logging in and opening your advertisement in editing mode. In your questionnaire you can check which categories of tenants can contact you. Click "all" if you are open to both corporate and private tenants.
I cannot remember my log-in information, what do I do?
By each place on our web portal where you can log in, there is a link to retrieve your password. Your user name is the e-mail address you registered with. The log in section is on the upper right corner of the site. You may also e-mail us and ask for a new password and we will be happy to give you a new one!
How long does it take for my advertisement to be "live"?
Within 48 hours, once approved. We look through all of our ads to ensure accuracy and ownership.
How long will it take for my property to be rented?
As is the case with all marketing ventures, it depends on several factors. It depends on how attractive your area is, whether or not it is properly priced and of course how many potential tenants are in the system at any given time. We have found, however, that most properties if they are properly priced and in good condition that they are rented fairly quickly. We have rented out properties in mere hours and sometimes it has taken months. Your flexibility and openness to the market's demands and recommendations will influence your potential. Read our informational section below for tips on how to ensure a secure and positive sublet! A Plus Upgrade can also speed up the process if you want to be on our VIP lists that go to our tenant subscribers.
What is the difference between Residensportalen and other rental agencies?
We do not inflate rents by acting as a middle-man. There is no rent padding at Residensportalen nor do you need to pay for services that you do not want or need. There are no cues to see properties. Our mission since 2003 has been to find the best possible tenant for our client, the landlord, and it continues to be the pillar of our business concept. We now offer the most comprehensive service on the market. Our IT system is the most advanced and user friendly on the market. It gives landlords, companies and private individuals a snapshot of what is happening in real time in the sublet industry. Properties as well as potential tenants are updated by the minute and the data is fresh and live. Our brand continues to be synonymous with quality, integrity and efficiency. Our experience is built on knowledge of the corporate rental market which has made us into one of the biggest rental and sublet firms in Sweden.
Do we only broker rentals and sublets in Stockholm?
Yes and no. We have our office in Stockholm and that is where our staff is based. Despite that we have helped landlords across the country register their properties with us since 2003 and many have found wonderful corporate tenants in Malmö, Gothenburg and many other cities. We do, however, offer other services such as putting together leases to our customers outside of Stockholm.
Why should I not write my own lease?
Because the rental law is more complex with more nuances than you think and your property is probably your biggest investment to date. We have seen catastrophic results of landlords writing their own leases, resulting in costly consequences and stress. When these cases reach us, the first words are generally "but I downloaded a template from the internet". Read more about leases in our informational section below.