FAQ about the rent cap and consumer price index
We have gathered the latest information on the rent cap and the adjustment of rents based to the consumer price index. We will update the page when there is new information you should be aware of.
Where can I find out if my rent is regulated according to NPI?
Your lease, which contains all the details of your tenancy, indicates whether or not your rent will be adjusted according to NPI and when. We are of course highly aware of the new Lov om loft over huslejestigninger som følge af udviklingen i nettoprisindekset (Act on rent cap due to changes in the net price index) adopted by the Danish Parliament on 22 September 2022 in terms of how rents are to be regulated according to NPI in the next two years.
Why is my rent being adjusted?
Rent is regulated for all rental properties. For some properties this occurs based on NPI. In autumn 2022 there has been a considerable focus on the index because it was and is higher than it has been for many years and also because new legislation on this issue was passed on 22 September 2022.
Does the rent cap of 4% apply to me?
You can determine whether your rent is adjusted according to NPI in §11 of your contract. If this is the case, your rent will be subject to the "Act on rent cap due to changes in the net price index".
Does the 4% rent cap apply to me if I have a cost-adjusted rent (omkostningsbestemt leje)?
You can determine whether your rent is cost-adjusted or adjusted according to NPI in §11 of your contract.
If there is no reference to the net price index in your contract, your rent is cost-adjusted, and the 4% rent cap does not apply to you. This means that your rent may be adjusted by more than 4%.
My rent was indexed before 30 September 2022 by more than 4% – does the rent cap of 4% apply to me?
If you have already received notice of a more than 4% increase the rent cap does not apply until a period corresponding to your notice of termination has expired. The notice of termination is three months unless your lease contains a special agreement. This means that until 1 January 2023 you are required to pay the regulated rent. As of 1 January 2023, however, the 4% rent cap applies and can only be higher if the property’s operating expenses have increased by more than that amount.
What affect does the exemption provision have in relation to the 4% price cap?
In general the 4% cap applies to all NPI notifications that occur after 30 September 2022. It is important, however, that you are aware that there is an exemption provision in the “Act on rent cap due to changes in the net price index” that may mean that your rent may be regulated by more than 4% if the property’s operating expenses have increased by more than that.
When will it be determined whether the exemption provision will affect my rent?
Tenants who are affected by the new rules will receive an email or letter that will provide more information about how the regulation works and what the regulation will mean specifically in terms of their rent, pre-paid rent and deposit.
Who determines whether my rent can increase by more than 4%?
We are in close dialogue with property owners about this. When regulation occurs, it will of course happen in accordance with the Tenancy Act, your lease and what we have discussed with the property owners.
Please be aware that DEAS is a property manager. This means that we are responsible for executing the regulation of rent in accordance with your lease and the Tenancy Act, but also in close collaboration with the property owner. We would also like to emphasise that it is highly important to us and the property owner to have satisfied tenants and that the property has long-term, stable tenancies.