remember the free choice when it comes to choosing a craftsman to refurbish a rented apartment

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Remember the free choice when it comes to choosing a craftsman for repair of rented apartment.

The Tenancy Act in Denmark gives tenants a certain freedom in relation to making repairs and renovations to the property they have rented from a private landlord. According to the law, the tenant has full possession of the property and they are therefore entitled to make all kinds of repairs as long as this is done in a workmanlike manner, as a tenant you may be told differently by the landlord's rights, but it is important that you understand that it is therefore not correct. You can therefore complain about the landlord if you are forced to let them choose the craftsmen if they stand on the back foot. 

This means that the tenant is free to choose the craftsman they want to use to carry out the renovation work. This applies both in relation to choosing a craftsman who is approved by the landlord of the property, as well as a craftsman who is not approved by the landlord.

However, it is important to note that the tenant is still responsible for the renovation work, being carried out correctly and according to applicable rules and laws. It is therefore a good idea to ensure that you choose an experienced and competent craftsman who can carry out the work satisfactorily.

In connection with renovation work, it is also a good idea to make sure that a written agreement is entered into with the craftsman, which describes the work tasks to be carried out, as well as the prices and conditions that apply to the work. In this way, the tenant can ensure that there are no misunderstandings or disagreements with the craftsman during the work.

All in all, the Tenancy Act gives tenants in Denmark freedom in relation to carrying out renovation work in the properties they have rented. The tenants have full disposal of the property, and they can therefore choose the craftsman they want to use for the work, as long as this is done in a workmanlike manner. However, it is still the tenant's responsibility to ensure that the work is carried out correctly and in accordance with applicable rules and laws, with the Uftlytningsgaranti you are guaranteed to have the work done correctly at both the promised price and time.

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The tenancy law is most often misunderstood or even misinformed by the landlord when it comes to the choice of tradesmen

If we delve into the Tenancy Act, it states that tenants have the freedom to choose which craftsmen will carry out work in the apartment they live in. This means that tenants are not obliged to use the craftsman recommended by the landlord or the property administration.

Tenants also have the right to have work carried out by a tradesman who is approved by the building regulations, as long as the price of the work does not exceed the amount that the landlord or the property management has stated as the maximum amount that can be spent on the work.

Depending on the extent of the renovation or what needs to be renovated, it is important for tenants to check whether they are responsible for paying for the work that the chosen craftsman carries out. Furthermore, it is also important to examine the craftsman's skills and references before entering into an agreement about the work. Moving Guarantee has its headquarters in Herlev and gives you the best customer experience to ensure that they get the best possible price and quality of work.

So you can calmly look for craftsmen yourself and not blindly take the landlord's word for good when it comes to the choice of craftsmen for the renovation of an apartment in Copenhagen. It is regardless of whether the apartment needs a total renovation, including painting work and or floor sanding and floor treatment.

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Finding the right craftsman to renovate a rented apartment can be a big decision. There are many things to consider, including the quality of their work, their experience, and of course, the price of the services.

First of all, it is important to make sure that the tradesman you choose has good references regarding the quality of their work. This can be investigated by reading reviews from previous customers on e.g. TrustPilot, where we have a high score and many recommendations. Hearing from other previous customers as well as word-of-mouth references is the best guarantee that can give you confidence that we are qualified to do the work you need.

It is also important to choose a craftsman who has experience in renovating apartments. This can be a great advantage, as an experienced craftsman will have greater knowledge of the specific challenges that can arise when renovating an apartment, as well as be better able to handle any problems that may arise along the way.

Finally, you also need to consider the cost of the handyman's services. While it may be tempting to go with the cheapest option, remember that you get what you pay for. It is better to invest in a more expensive craftsman with a good reputation in the form of many recommendations and experience, than to choose a cheaper option that may not deliver the quality work you need and thus has a chance of you having to fork out more to redo it now or at a later time.

All in all, it is important to take your time and do thorough research before you choose a craftsman to renovate your apartment, regardless of whether it is your own or one you rent. That way, you can be sure that you get the best possible solution for your apartment and your budget. At Udflytningsgaranti, we would be delighted to have a conversation about refurbishing an apartment or other renovation work in Copenhagen and all of Zealand. We offer everything from floor sanding and floor treatment to all types of painting work, regardless of whether it is painting walls or an entire apartment in connection with moving out, or it is simply about painting work in an apartment to freshen it up. We also offer all kinds of relocation assistance for private individuals and moving assistance b2b. Call today to discuss your project.

Competition legislation when it comes to choosing a tradesman

In Denmark, it is against competition law for a landlord to force a tenant to use their own craftsmen. This can be problematic for the tenant, as the craftsmen can set a price for their work that is higher than the market price.

Competition legislation in Denmark aims to protect consumers against abuse of market power. This means that companies must not act in a way that harms competition or consumers.

When a landlord forces a tenant to use their own tradesmen, this can be a breach of competition law. This is because the tenant cannot choose craftsmen from other companies, and therefore cannot compare prices and choose the cheapest solution. This can result in the tenant ending up paying a higher price for the handyman services than if they had had the opportunity to choose from several different companies. You must also stand up if this is written in your lease, because it is not legal for any landlord to decide who should be summoned when it comes to the renovation of rented apartments. 

If a tenant feels forced to use a landlord's tradesmen, they can contact the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority and ask for help to solve the problem. The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority will investigate the matter and in certain cases may take legal action against the landlord. 

It is important for tenants to remember that they always have the right to choose the tradesmen they want and that it is against competition law for a landlord to force them to use their own tradesmen. By choosing tradesmen from other companies, tenants can ensure that they get the best price and the best service.

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