The most important rules about accommodation in Denmark while working in construction
No matter whether your accommodation is organised by your employer, the main contractor or yourself, there are rules about how you should live while you are working in Denmark. The rules on accommodation apply no matter whether you are staying on a camp site near the construction site, at a hotel, or with a private landlord. Hvor må du bo i Danmark?
Accommodation must be approved as suitable for residence by the municipality.
Otherwise it is illegal to stay there. Therefore, for example, it is illegal to stay in
an abandoned building, or in a tent on a random field or in a forest. Neither is it permitted to stay on the construction site, for example in a site hut.
This requires that the contractor has had permission from the municipality.
You can check yourself whether your accommodation is legal. If a house
or a flat does not meet the requirements on the following page, the accommodation cannot be approved for residence and therefore you cannot stay in it.
If you are in doubt about whether your accommodation is legal, contact borgerservice (the municipal service centre) in the municipality in which the accommodation is located. In Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg you can also contact the International Citizen Service.
The Danish Working Environment Authority (WEA)
Monday - Thursday: 8 - 15
Friday: 8 - 14
+45 70 12 12 88
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