Studentboet collaborates with HUS, the tenant association Uppsala Student Housing, to provide legal assistance to students who get into trouble or have questions regarding their accommodation or agreement. Do you have questions of the simpler kind, we can help to answer them, but if it is more tricky questions of a legal nature, we take the help of HUS. Aid is available free of charge for students.
For individuals who want to rent out a room or an apartment and have questions of a simpler nature, we can also help to answer these. If that does not help, we have listed below some of the organizations and associations that may be of assistance in various rental questions.
If you want to know more about what the Swedish law says regarding these questions, there are relevant links under Documents and Links.
For you who rent housing
Tenancy rights holders can always turn to the Tenants Association.
Condominium owners may turn to Fastighetsägarna or HSB, depending on where the housing association is a member. If the compound is not a member of any organization, one can still always contact one of the larger organizations, such as those mentioned above.
If you are in a conflict that cannot be solved between the parties, you can also turn to the bailiff or the Rent Tribunal. It is always preferable to try to reach an agreement with each other but it is not always possible.
If there is a dispute between a tenant and a landlord or between a tenant and a condominium association, and the parties themselves fail to agree, you can get Hyresnämnden to mediate in the dispute. This may involve, for example disputes on rental terms, transfers or claims for compensation for damage in a flat or insufficient final cleaning of the apartment.
Kronofogden (bailiff office) is a government agency with an impartial role. Their mission is to create a balance between those who should be paid and who will pay. It's Kronofogden’s task to help those who have not been paid, but the task also includes making sure that anyone who has a debt gets support and guidance for sorting out their situation.