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How to find accommodation in Sweden


When I first moved to Sweden I was fascinated with the way the country was governed and with all the rights and advantages that all residences can obtain. With its free health care, tuition-free universities, advanced technology, care for the environment, kindness of the people, the student’s aid CSN… Sweden seemed like the perfect country […]

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What is the average house price in Stockholm & Sweden?


Wondering about relocating to Sweden or perhaps you’ve already moved and are considering taking your first step on the Swedish property market? This article gives you all the latest figures on Swedish house prices and shows how much prices vary between different Stockholm neighbourhoods and how Stockholm prices compare with the rest of the country. […]

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Find accommodation in Sweden

Partly advertised by Samtrygg There are many websites and online services that can help you find accommodation in Sweden. Here we walk you through the pros and cons of the more common ones. Disclaimer: To keep The Newbie Guide free, we use affiliate links and may get a commission if you click and buy using […]

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What do I do when the landlord refuses to return the deposit?

refuses to return the deposit/عربون الضمان

Many landlords will ask for a security deposit in the beginning of the tenancy. The deposit shall be returned once the tenancy ends. However, it has become increasingly common that tenants don’t get their deposit back.  As a tenant you can either turn to Hyresgästföreningen or Hyresnämnden if you wish to proceed legally to get your deposit […]

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Emergency rental solutions

Emergency rental solutions/حلول للإيجار في الحالات الإستثنائية

Just arrived or about to arrive? Finding a place to stay is an urgent matter for most newcomers. Yet, finding a place to call home can be challenging. Opting for a short-term alternative might not be your first choice as you strive to settle as soon as possible, but it has it´s good sides. It will […]

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Write a great rental application

Finding accommodation in Sweden can be a real challenge, especially in the cities. One essential step in the process of getting hold of an apartment or room is to write an outstanding rental application. But how is this done? How do you write an application that will make you stand out from all the other […]

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How to avoid fraud

Avoid fraud /الاحتيال

Partly advertised by Samtrygg Rental frauds have become increasingly common during the last years in Sweden. Tenants are tricked into paying an upfront fee for an accommodation that does not exist or cannot be rented. This is especially common in cities like Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Lund – where the accommodation shortage is growing simultaneously […]

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Accommodation in Sweden

Finding accommodation in Sweden can be a real challenge. Not just for Newbies – anyone searching for a place to call home will find themselves challenged by the rental shortage in Sweden. In this guide, we walk you through the basics of the Swedish rental market and give you some insider’s tips that will make […]

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