Finding a suitable housing in Copenhagen can be very difficult and time-consuming. Since many students are moving to the city in the beginning of a new semester, August-September is experienced to be the most difficult time for finding an apartment. All lex loci founding-members have experienced the same situation when moving to Copenhagen during last few years and we would like share some tips with our new students.
During the apartment hunt it is good to keep in mind the following points. As there are numerous people looking for a new home, unfortunately, there are also a lot of scammers out there. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Best way to avoid scammers is to go to the apartment showings and signing the contract before paying the rent and deposit. The apartment should always have the possibility of registering to the apartment, since without registering you are not able to get the CPR-number. The price range of available rooms/apartments can differ radically, but usually the price range for a room should be 3.500-5.000 DKK/month and the landlord can ask maximum 6 months’ deposit in advance.
While looking for a first room/apartment, lowering your standards might help a little. When in urgent need of a room you might want to consider accepting a short-term alternative that locates a bit further from the city center.
Below are listed some tips/web pages for getting started with your apartment hunt:
1. Collegium Juris
2. Tietgen kollegiet
3. Kollegiernes Kontor
4. Relevant Facebook groups: Housing in Copenhagen, Accomodation/Housing in Copenhagen, House/Room renting in Copenhagen.
9. Air bnb
10. Couch surfing