Utilities how does it work

Practicalities around your property

Utilities options

As in most other countries properties are rented ”cold” here. That means that a number of utilities need to be subscribed to in order to have a fully functioning home.

Some, but not all utility companies will demand a Swedish Personal Number to set up services. We know which ones and can facilitate.

Apartments would normally have heat, water and garbage removal included whilst houses come without anything but the owner’s property insurance.

Read more on;

A couple of red flags are renters insurance that is mandatory and TV license fee which is a mandatory tax, but yet something you have to sign up for.

A list of utilities that most renters would need is;

  1. Internet
  2. Cable TV
  3. Renters Insurance
  4. Household electricity
  5. Heating
  6. Water
  7. Garbage collection
  8. TV license

There are of course additional services that can be needed such as parking and landline telephone.

Some companies work better than others while we can conclude after having worked with these companies since the 90s, they are often slow, orders are lost and it can be a challenging experience, but we are here to guide and support you to make as good as it gets.

Search by Topic:

Read our Expat Stories

Download our Relocation Lookbook

Filled with information, inspiration and useful tips.
Available as Lookbook or PDF

Latest from the Blog for HR

Middlemen dilemma - the added cost of making charitable donations through a middleman

Posted by Lena on Aug 15, 2017 9:34:00 AM

Why Few Houses for Sale in Sweden is Good News!

Posted by staff alexander on Jul 11, 2017 2:12:00 PM

How your productivity affects your business!

Posted by staff alexander on Jul 4, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Get our HR Newsletter

Newcomer’s current tips to have fun!

2017-08-15: Middlemen dilemma - the added cost of making charitable donations thro... Follow us here

Follow us on Twitter

Get the latest updates here

Your browser is too old

Newcomers.se does not work in Internet Explorer 9. All web pages will look better and load faster with a new web browser. Please upgrade to a modern web browser here (takes about 30 seconds):

Download Google Chrome

Download Mozilla Firefox

Download the latest Internet Explorer