Your troubles may include
- fully understanding your lease agreement and respective responsibilities
- you think you pay too much rent compared to other similar properties
- securing the return of your deposit and/or any prepaid rent at the end of your lease
- who is responsible for maintenance and repairs – you and / or the landlord for minor and major
- problems such as water damage, electricity installations, motor burnout, heating , plumbing , TV , etc. .
- engagement of contractors to perform work during the lease without prior written notice/warning
- dealing with unexpected extra charges or increased rent due to new regulation such as taxes / duties
- sudden termination / cancellation of the tenancy contract without written warning/notice
- disputes of any kind during the tenancy.
You could be covered if you have a family insurance policy
If you have a family insurance or other insurance policy covering legal expenses, it is possible for you to apply for legal aid to cover the counterparty awarded legal costs and if the case is lost (total or partly).
The majority of our fee is covered by a family insurance policy – except for a deductible amount of approximately DKK 2,500 to 3,000 OR 10 % of the fee that the insurance company awarded the lawyer.
You are not covered by a family insurance policy
Rent control cases (Huslejenævns– og Ankenævnssager) typically cost DKK 12,000 – 15,000. In our experience, Property Litigation cases rarely cost less than DKK 60,000 – 75.000 in legal fees.
Peter Steen Hansen Your Rental Specialist
The attorney at lejeretExperten are specialist in landlord and tenant law, including residential tenancies law, and – backed by many years of experience in the field – they offer both secure and highly qualified legal and financial advisory services, for instance to property developers, real estate investors, administrators as well as owners and tenants of properties
Peter Steen Hansen has been teaching the law of business leases and residential tenancies to future lawyers on the assistant attorney’s programme of the Danish Bar and Law Society, also organising their exams. Furthermore, in the consultation process concerning the significant amendment to the Danish Rent Act, which came into force on 1 January 2015, Peter Steen Hansen worked as an external adviser to the Danish Bar and Law Society. Finally, Peter Steen Hansen has served as a lay magistrate at the housing tribunals of Copenhagen, Lyngby and Glostrup.
In that context, clients benefit from his long-standing experience.