Herning and Ikast-Brande municipalities offer several housing opportunities.
First, you have to decide if you want to live near the workplace, school, nature, in a smaller or bigger town and all the other factors you need to take in consideration. Second, you can try to match your criteria with the opportunities in the area. Finally, there are different options when searching for a place to live: maybe your company can help you out, you can hire a relocation company or you can find accommodation yourselves.
Lean more about the Herning and Ikast-Brande area in the area section here.
To find an updated list of relocation companies here please look at this page. Please note these companies operate in Denmark in general, which means some might specialize in other areas for instance the Copenhagen area.
Finding a home
It is recommended to start searching for a home 2-3 months before arrival. You can rent accommodation from both private people and from agencies. By using the following links, you will find some useful webpages.
In some of the pages you can also post your own request for accommodation. Some of the websites will charge you a fee to access contact details or a subscription fee.
The Danish real estate market can be divided into different housing types and each housing type includes different rules and regulations that you should be aware of. In order to make it easier for you to find a place to live in Denmark, you can find some useful and specific information below.
www.boligsurf.dk (in English)
www.boligdeal.dk (partly English)
www.boligportal.dk (in English)
www.bolighit.dk (in English)
www.lejebolig.dk (in English)
www.boligbasen.dk (in English)
www.findhousingdenmark.com (In English)
www.housinganywhere.com (In English)
Other options could be to search at some Ebay affiliates like “Den blå avis”( www.dba.dk) or “Gul og Gratis” (www.guloggratis.dk) or Facebook groups (typically they are called “Bolig i Herning” or “udlejning af hus el. lejlighed i Brande”.)
Local housing companies
Priority for commuters
Herning and Brande Municipality has an agreement with some housing companies which creates priority to commuters. Therefore, the commuter can obtain priority access to selected homes. To obtain priority as a commuter, you must meet the following conditions:
- Before mowing you have a registered address outside the municipality.
- You need to have a job in a company within the municipality - minimum 28 hours per week.
- You must be permanently employed - i.e. not a temporary job or a fixed period of employment.
- You must have at least 30 km between the workplace and your current place of residence.
- You must obtain shorter distance between workplace and residence when moving.
Read more about the priority commuter list. (In Danish)
Renting a home
In order to rent a property in Denmark, you will generally be expected to pay a deposit amounting up to 3 months’ rent by bank transfer. Do pay the deposit by bank transfer – not cash, because otherwise you cannot prove the payment if anything goes wrong. Remember always to read to contract thoroughly.
Furnished homes and short-term accommodation
Newcomers to Herning and Ikast-Brande have several opportunities for furnished short-term accommodation while waiting or searching for a stable tenancy.
The variety of furnished short-term accommodation range from a single room furnished with a bed and a table to the luxury package and the locations are placed both in the countryside and in the city.
Furnished short-term accommodation has several benefits for the newcomers to economic savings in the form of deposit and the expensive solution such as hotel accommodation. Moreover, the tenant of the furnished short-term solution can place focus on the new environment and searching for stable tenancy without consideration regarding furniture or the like for the accommodation.
Most of the providers of furnished short-term accommodations offer the tenants to stay for maximum six months, which gives the newcomer a large timespan to find a stable tenancy. For or more information about location, rental terms, contact information and much more about the area of Herning municipality go to Visit Herning.
For or more information about location, rental terms, contact information and much about the area of Ikast-Brande municipality go to Visit Ikast-Brande.
Additionally, Brande has its own website with useful information for newcomers - check out available homes here!
Furnished homes or short-term accommodation can be difficult to find, but here are some ideas of where to find them.
- Check out if your company has some connections
- Look for "møbleret lejlighed" (furnished apartment) or "møbleret hus" (furnished house) at some of the portals for renting accomodation
- Visit Herning has contact to private houseowners who rent out their homes for a shorter or longer period of time
- Contact the local real-estate agencies. Some of them might be familiar to options. However, be aware of this is not a part of their main business and hence not all real-estate agencies will be able to help you. Lists of local real-estate agencies will appear of your search for "ejendomsmægler" in the inquiry service portals e.g. KRAK or De gule sider.
- Check out Airbnb
- See if Couchsurfing is for you
If you are staying for a longer period, you may consider buying a property. You can find a list of local real-estate agencies if you search for “ejendomsmægler” at some of the inquiry service portals eg. KRAK or De gule sider.
You can also visit a couple of the main property-portals:
The prices can vary significantly, especially in relation to location. Typically houses in Denmark are sold unfurnished but with all fixed appliances. In some circumstances you must obtain permission to buy a property from the Ministry of Justice. If you are planning on buying a property it is recommend to consult a lawyer specializing in property law.