Blocket Bostad is a secure and reliable rental service for both long-term accommodations and vacation rentals. Our aim is to revolutionize the experience of the housing rental market and offer protection for both tenants and landlords. Here's how we do it:
- Why choose Blocket Bostad
- No need for deposits!
- No hidden fees
- How it works step by step
- Will you perform a credit check on me?
This article is about long-term rentals. For information on vacation homes look here!
Why choose Blocket Bostad
Did you know that 80% of home seekers have at some point felt unsafe on the rental market, and 1 in 10 have actually fallen victim to scams involving deposits or advance payments? We are determined to change that!
As a tenant, your safety and security are our top priorities. By signing a rental agreement through Blocket Bostad, all payments and deposits are handled securely by us. Also, a team of experts is available to support you and answer any questions during your tenancy, should any issues arise.
Moreover, the rental is fully insured! Our rental insurance covers damages that are typically not included in your regular home insurance, giving you peace of mind even if accidents occur.
No need for deposits!
We understand that starting a new rental can be financially challenging. Therefore, as standard practice, you don't need to pay a deposit when renting through us. Find out more about deposit-free rentals.
In some cases, a deposit may still be required. In such instances, we securely store the deposit in a separate escrow account, during the whole rental, to prevent fraud. We also handle all rental payments, ensuring your first rent is not transferred to the landlord until you have moved in and confirmed everything is in order.
No hidden fees
You will only pay a service fee of 4.95% added to your monthly rent. The fee is clearly stated already in the listing, allowing you to know the total monthly cost before contacting the landlord. No additional fees are charged.
How it works step by step
Create a profile: Set up a profile where you introduce yourself to landlords by providing information about your background, occupation, and previous references. The more detailed your profile, the higher the chances of finding suitable accommodation. Learn how to create an attractive profile.
Contact landlords: Contacting a landlord is easy; simply click "Contact" in the ad and send a message. Contacting a landlord does not commit you to anything. Find out more about how to contact landlords.
Sign the rental agreement: Once you and the landlord agree, it's time to sign the agreement. The contract is signed digitally through Blocket Bostad with BankID or photo identification. Using the digital agreement protects you and provides assistance throughout your tenancy. Learn more about how to sign a rental agreement.
- Payment: All payments go through us, and any deposit is secured in a separate account during the rental period. This ensures a safe and fraud-free rental experience. Never pay anything directly to the landlord or share your bank or card details. Read about how to pay the rent.
Will you perform a credit check on me?
Upon signing a rental agreement, we conduct a micro-check, a smaller version of a credit check that does not impact your credit score. You can see if a credit check has been performed in your settings.
Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any other questions.