As you probably already know, finding a shared room in Copenhagen can be quite a challenge. Beware of scams, unfortunately there’s a few out there! The best place to look for shared rooms or apartments are Facebook groups or boligportal.dk
Find a list of groups here. Make sure to check-out this website (https://www.lejeloven.dk/en) – it provides a good overview on the “administrative” aspects of being a tenant in Denmark.
It is also quite normal for landlords to ask for 3 months rent upfront (2 months deposit + 1 month prepaid rent). You will also need a CPR number during your stay in Denmark, so make sure you can register your CPR number at the address. For legal purposes, it should be considered a reg flag if the landlord does not allow you to register your CPR number at the address.
But what about scams? They are out there.
If it is too good to be true, it probably is. We recommend checking the address on Google Maps, especially with Street View. Additionally, if you cannot view the flat in person, ask for a viewing via FaceTime and if there are any roommates try asking for their FB or number – they can give you a good idea of how the apartment’s “vibe” actually is.
Rental contracts in Denmark are usually based on a standard template which is written in Danish, thus be weary if the tenancy agreement provided by a landlord is in English.
Below you find a list of the facebook groups we used to find flats: