Pay the first rent
The first rent must be paid before you are given access to your apartment. We recommend that you register for direct debit (autogiro) and e-invoice to simplify the payment of rent.
You can find more general information on the pages My rent och My rental contract.
Worth knowing about the annual rental negotiations
Rents need to be adjusted regularly in order to cover the costs of operation and maintenance. This is why Balder and the Tenants’ Association conduct rental negotiations every year, and we always strive to come to an agreement. The negotiations are usually completed during the spring, and the new rents will normally appear on the rent notices as of 1 June. At this time, the rental increase for March, April and May will usually be announced retrospectively. This means that your rent notice can be higher in June, July and August. But please note that this may vary between different residential areas. Contact Customer Service if you want to find out more about the situation in your particular area.
Register for autogiro or e-invoice
Rent must be paid monthly in advance, and must be received by Balder no later than the last working day of the previous month. There are many ways to pay the rent. The most convenient are autogiro or e-invoice. You can also have your rent notice sent as a PDF file to your email address. It can take a few months before autogiro or e-invoice comes into force, so we recommend that you select a digital payment method as soon as you have signed your contract.
Find out more about rental payments and choosing a payment method
Arrange or adjust your home insurance policy
It is mandatory that you have a home insurance policy throughout your time as a tenant here at Balder. This is because you, as tenant, can become liable to pay compensation for damage you cause in the property, whether in your apartment, in communal areas or in your neighbours’ apartments.
A home insurance policy can also provide compensation in connection with events such as fire or flooding in the property, or in the event of a break-in or vandalism.
Before you move in, it is important to make sure that your home insurance policy has been updated so that it has the correct terms and conditions for your new apartment. Double-check what kinds of claims are covered, maximum amounts, excesses and any limitations in the insurance policy.
If you don’t have a home insurance policy, you should arrange one straight away. You can do this with an insurance company of your choice.
Arrange electricity agreements
To ensure that you have electricity in the apartment on the day you move in, you need to sign two different agreements in advance:
- An electricity grid agreement. This is a fixed subscription in which you pay the licensing cost for the use of electricity in your home.
- An electricity trading agreement. You can take out a subscription, usually a variable agreement, with an electricity supplier of your choice.
You will have to compare prices and sign your agreement yourself. To sign your electricity agreements, you will need your agreement number (e.g. 12345-1234-12) and the Swedish Tax Agency’s apartment number (e.g. 1101). You can find both of these in your rental contract.Contact Customer Service if you are unsure.
Individual Metering and Debiting
If you are living in a newly constructed building, or a building that has undergone extensive renovation, there may be metering equipment for IMD (Individual Metering and Debiting). IMD makes it possible to measure the consumption of electricity and hot and cold water in each individual apartment. This means that you, as tenant, only pay for what you consume. In other words, you can influence your own costs, which is fair for all and good for the environment.
Consumption is billed on the rent notice with a five-month delay (the cost for January, for example, is billed on the rent notice for June). If there is IMD in your apartment, there will be an agreement negotiated with an electricity supplier, which means that you as tenant do not need to arrange your own electricity agreement. If you are unsure, look at your rental agreement or contact Customer Service.
Arrange broadband/television agreement
Most of our properties are tied to one single provider of high-speed broadband/TV. This can be Telia or Bahnhof. If you are unsure about which provider is linked to your building, you can search your address at www.bredbandsval.se. You can also contact Customer Service or your property manager to find out more.
If you are living in a building where Bahnhof is the provider, there should be a router in the apartment when you move in. If this is not the case, please call into your local management office to pick up a router. Don’t forget to take your ID when you go to pick it up. If someone other than the person whose name is on the contract goes to pick up the router, it is important that this person takes ID for both people.
If you are living in a building where Telia is the provider, the router will be delivered by post.
Book parking space or garage
As an optional extra to your apartment, you can also rent a parking space or garage, subject to availability. Contact Customer Service if you want to find out more.
Register move and change of address
When you move out, you must register your change of address with the Swedish Tax Agency to ensure that your address is correct in the national population register. Submit your registration in advance or no later than one week after your move. The Swedish Tax Agency will notify all government agencies of your new address, and also many companies.
If you would like your post to be forwarded to you, you can order this service from Svensk Adressändring. Bear in mind that there can be a large number of companies and organisations that may need to be informed of your change of address. These can include newspapers you subscribe to (please note that daily newspapers cannot be forwarded), car servicing companies, retail chains of which you are a member, associations, etc.
Everyone living in an apartment must be entered in the national population register at that address. The apartment number is part of your address and consists of four numbers, which denote on which floor your apartment is and where it is on that floor. You can find your apartment number on your contract, your post box or on the outer door once you have moved in.