The Rental Market in Sweden

Our member association in Sweden is Hyresgästföreningen. Please see contact information in the right column. This website serves as a portal for anyone looking for information about the Swedish housing market in general and the rental market in particular. Most of the publications are based on outside sources and the views expressed are the sole responsibility of each author (and contributor). 

The Private Rental Sector in Sweden

For more information about the private rental sector in Sweden, please download our PDF-file about the private rental sector in Sweden.

Reports and Publications

A Introduction to the Swedish Union of Tenants

Published by Hyresgästföreningen, 2012.

Analyse av Nordisk Husleielovgivning

Oxford Research (in Norweigan) 2011.

Balance Between Landlord and Tenant?

“A comparision of the rent regukation in the private rental sector in five countries”. By Marietta Haffner, Marja Elsinga and Joris Hoekstra, 2007.

Boendesituationen i Europa

Published by Statistics Sweden (SCB), 2011 (in Swedish).

Housing and housing policy in the Nordic Countries

2004, 328 pages
Published by the Nordic Council of Ministers:
Edited by Mr Martti Lujanen
ISBN: 92-893-1027-8, or contact IUT Secretariat

National Report for Sweden

By Olivia Bååth.

Social Housing in Europe

Published bu the Swedish Institute for Eurpean Policy Studies, 2015.

Swedish Rental housing System Could be Reformed Following EU Complaint

By Public Finance, 2006.

Tenants’ Rights and Responsibilites

Published 2009.

The EU-case of Swedish Rents

Published by Hyresgästföreningen.

The Swedish Model – up till now

Published by the Global Tenant, 2013.

Questions and Answers about Tenant-Owned Apartments

Published by JM, one of the leading developers of housing and residential areas in the Nordic region with operations focusing on new production of homes in attractive locations, 2013.

Tenant Links About Sweden

Housing Internal – Information and History about the Swedish Rental Market

Information About Different Forms of Housing in Sweden

SABO – the Swedish Association of Public Housing Companies


History About Public Housing in Sweden

Tenant Movement in Sweden



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