How can we help you?

Rent Hero is a ‘No cure, no pay’ legal service that helps expats get a fair deal on their lease. We primarily help you with two things: Reducing your rent with 25-40% to comply with goverment regulations and cases about deposits withheld for renovations you shouldn’t pay for.

 

We believe that expats should get the same fair treatment as Danes on the housing market. Agree?

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How come I can get my rent reduced?

In Denmark, the housing market is regulated by the governmental entity ‘The house of tenants’. They exist to make sure that the housing market won’t become too expensive for people who can’t afford to buy real estate, thus limiting social mobility.

 

This is what’s happening in Berlin, London, Stockholm and most major cities in the world. We don’t think that’s a good thing. Do you?

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Why are we helping expats?

Landlords looking to break the rules most often look for expats, as they don’t know the rental law and judicial systems. On average expats pay 28% and in some categories 40-50% more compared to Danes. We don’t think that’s fair. Do you?

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How does Rent Hero work?

Want to know how a typical case goes? Read about how we helped Daniel save 43.000DKK on his lease.

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Will my Landlord terminate my lease?

No, Landlords are not able to terminate your lease, due to you wanting to pay what they’re legally allowed to charge. Most contracts signed by expats are void, as Landlords don’t follow the Danish rental law. The law is constructed to protect tenants from time-limited rentals and Landlords being able to terminate the lease.

 

Read our guide if you’re in doubt about your rights:

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“In nine out of ten cases we see, the landlords are charging too much rent”  The Renter’s Organization (LLO)

How much should I be paying in rent?

We have designed a calculator to help you get an estimate of the rent your landlord is legally allowed to charge. Try it here.

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Did you lose your deposit?

Many landlords exploit expat’s lack of knowledge about the Danish rental law, to have them pay for unnecessary renovations when moving out. By law, a tenant should only pay for renovations that exceed normal ‘wear and tear’.

 

Rent Hero can help you get your deposit back in cases that exceed no more than 3 years ago. The service is ‘no cure, no pay’ which means you only pay if we are able to get you your money back. Our fee is 50% of your compensation.

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How much will this service cost?

Rent Hero is a ‘No cure, no pay’ service. This means that we only get paid if we are able to secure you a reduction in your rent or get you a back payment for the excess rent you’ve been paying. Depending on your lease, you’ll be eligible for a back payment for up to 36 months for the excess rent you’ve been paying.

 

Our fee is 50% of first year’s saving or 50% of the total settlement (in case you’re not staying there for more than a year). Our philosophy is that we don’t get paid unless you get paid.

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Who is the team behind Rent Hero?

Hi! I’m Alex, the founder of Rent Hero. I’ve been an entrepreneur for the past nine years and have primarily been working in the real estate industry. A year ago I was looking for a rental apartment in Copenhagen and found out, that no one wanted me to rent their apartment because I wasn’t an expat. This made me curious and I found out, that’s because all the Landlords only wants expats because they can overcharge on the rent and avoid the Danish housing regulatory ‘Huslejenævnet’.

 

I don’t think that’s fair. That’s why I teamed up with a group of lawyers to help expats in Copenhagen pay fair rent. I hope you want to give us a chance to help you.

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Frequently asked questions
If you don't get answers to your questions here, feel free to reach out via email or the chat function.
Will I get kicked out of my apartment?

We get this question a lot and the answer is no. Your Landlord is not able to cancel your contract due to you having a case against them. In almost all cases, expats are signing invalid rental agreements. Read more about the Danish Rental Law in our quick guide here: https://renthero.dk/termination-of-lease

My Landlord is keeping my entire deposit for renovations. Can you help me?

Yes, most landlords try to get tenants to pay for renovations which are illegal to charge. As a tenant, you should only pay for damages that exceed normal ‘wear and tear’, but landlords try to get you to pay for the painting of the apartment and sanding of the floor. As part of our service, we also help with this part which often amounts to large savings.

What does a typical case look like?

First, we’ll assess your case by looking over your lease. If you have a case we’ll contact your Landlord to try to settle the case ourselves. If your Landlord won’t settle, we’ll take the case in front of ‘Huslejenævnet’ who’ll make a verdict. Your Landlord can then choose to abide by the verdict or appeal it to the Housing Court. Going to the Housing Court is rare in these cases.

How long does a case take?

Typically a case takes less than a month. But if your Landlords chooses not to settle it can take around 2-8 months based on the cases. But you will get paid retroactively from the day your case is sent to the courts. You will receive the payment in your bank account when the verdict is done.

How do you know what a fair price is?

Part of Rent Hero’s “secret sauce” is that we have access to more than 20.000 data entries which helps us calculate a fair price. This data makes it easy for us to win court cases and make fair settlement offers.

What if i'm no longer living in the apartment?

You don’t have to live in the apartment to have a case. As long as you lived in your former apartment for less than 12 months (36 months if your apartment wasn’t renovated) you can make a case retroactively and get the excess amount you paid returned.

Will my Landlord go out of business if I get the rent reduced?

No. Your Landlord is by law entitled to at least 7% interest on their investment. In many cases, it will be much higher. Making (at least) 7% interest in this booming economy is very good – most banks offer a negative interest rate right now…

Do you help Landlords set the right price?

Yes, if you are a Landlord in doubt of what amount you can charge for your apartment we’d love to help you out for free. Our goal is to make sure that everyone understands the rental law and abides by it. Feel free to reach out at hi@renthero.dk

Is it true that you help expats with legal questions for free?

Yes, we love to help out even if we don’t get paid – good advice shouldn’t cost a fortune. Have any questions regarding your lease or the rental law? Feel free to reach out at lease@renthero.dk

Are we missing something?

Write your question to alex@renthero.dk and we’ll answer you. We’ll also add it to our FAQ for others to see.

Rent Hero Aps

Løgstørgade 2, 1. sal

2100 København Ø

CVR: 40217584

Phone Number: +4531222788

Email: hi@renthero.dk