Par och hund i andrahandslägenhet tittar på mobiltelefon

Living in a second-hand rental?
Money back if your rent is too high.

9 out of 10 living in a second-hand rental pay too much rent. According to Swedish law, you have the right to reclaim money from your landlord.

We buy your case so you don't have to go through the legal process

Apply for repayment

This is how it works

Orimlig Hyra offers a simple and quick solution to get money back if you have paid too much rent as a subtenant. We buy the right to pursue your case and you can get back money to which you are legally entitled. This is what the process looks like.

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Apply for repayment

Apply by answering a few simple questions about your housing situation and attaching the lease and rent payments.

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Feedback within 24 hours

We will review your application and get back to you if you are eligible for a refund within 24 hours.

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Refund within 48 h

After an approved application, you will receive the money within 48 hours. You are now done with the process and keep your money regardless of the outcome of the rent tribunal (Hyresnämnden)!


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9 out of 10 subtenants pay too much rent

If you rent a second-hand apartment, or room, the risk is high that you pay too much in rent, so-called excess rent. As many as 90% of all subtenants in Sweden pay excess rent. According to Swedish law, you are not allowed to earn money by subletting your accommodation and therefore subtenants may be entitled to get money back.

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High second-hand rents are a major social problem

The high rent levels in the second-hand market lead to financial consequences for the subtenant who spends a large part of his income on paying rent. Excess rents lead to a less well-functioning housing market, with long housing queues and increased insecurity in rental buildings as a result.

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The application process

We pay out directly and take your case to the rent tribunal (Hyresnämnden)

Why wait months when you can get your money back in no time? Applying for a refund is simple and easy. Apply today and get your money back within 48 hours!

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The advantages of applying via Orimlig Hyra are many and we have hundreds of satisfied users. If you apply via Orimlig Hyra, this means that:

  • You don't have to wait - money within 48 hours
  • Keep the money regardless of the outcome
  • You don't have to be a part of the legal process
  • You don't have to confront the landlord
  • Receive an average of 20% higher payout

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Our solution

Less headache, more money back

Thanks to our lawyers' many years of experience, we pay out an average of 20% more than what a private person who applies to the rent tribunal gets.

Calculate what you are entitled to


Apply for repayment

This is how easy it is

Forget complicated application forms and long processing times. We have listened to thousands of subtenants and developed a simple solution for quick repayment of excess rent.

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Apply easily

Apply by answering a few simple questions about your housing situation and attaching the lease and rent payments.

Feedback within 24 hours

We will review your application and get back to you if you are eligible for a refund within 24 hours.

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Tre kvinnor kollar på en mobiltelefon och ser upprymda ut

Money in your bank account within 48 hours!

After an approved application, you will receive the money within 48 hours. You are now done with the matter and keep your money regardless of the outcome in the rent tribunal (Hyresnämnden).

After receiving rent money back

We proceed to work on your case

When you have received your money, Orimlig Hyra continues with your case without your involvement. We manage all contact with the rent tribunal and your landlord.

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Time for hearing

One of our lawyers participates in the hearing. The rent tribunal listens to the arguments of both sides and makes a decision if the landlord has taken excess rent. You keep your money regardless of the rent tribunal's decision.

Landlord pays Orimlig Hyra

After the hearing, the rent tribunal makes a decision. If the rent tribunal decides that the landlord must repay the excess rent, the landlord pays Orimlig Hyra.

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What are our users saying?

Very happy! Fast help, nice manager, serious and easy process. Got the money just a few days after they had approved my case. Would not have been able to go through this process without Orimlig Hyra. Thanks so much for your help!!

Zanna J

Quick and easy. Submitted the application on a Tuesday and received money on Thursday. Incredibly helpful and really quick to answer any questions I had. If you have reason to claim back excess rent, I highly recommend this service!

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"Extremely grateful for how smooth it was"

I am extremely grateful for the quick, professional, and friendly help I received. Everything took about 24 hours and now I have received my refund.

- Daniel, user of Orimlig Hyra

Listen to one of our users' experience with Orimlig Hyra

Say hi to one of our clients who got her money back after paying too much rent. It is illegal to pay a higher rent for a second-hand contract than what the landlord is paying himself. According to Swedish law, tenants can reclaim that money back.

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Vanliga frågor

What does Orimlig Hyra do?

Orimlig Hyra is a swedish company that, through automated digital processes, helps subtenants get money back for their excess rent.

Orimlig Hyra does this by in advance paying a claim value to the subtenant for the excess rent they've paid. Orimlig Hyra then pursues that matter (completely without involving the applicant) and retains any profit.

What is excess rent?

Excess rent means a rent that is too high – an unreasonable rent. The legal term for this is excess rent.

The rule of thumb is that an unreasonable rent is a rent that is higher than the main rent for the same apartment. You can calculate if you pay an excess rent by using our rent calculator on the homepage.

How do I know if I’m paying excess rent?

You find out by comparing your rent against what the main tenant pays in rent including any surcharges for utilities such as electricity and internet.

Click hereto find out if you've paid excess rent.

How do I apply for repayment of excess rent?

We receive your application through our web form and ensure that your information is correct and that a claim can be directed toward your landlord. In the web form, you sign an engagement letter and a transfer agreement through BankID.

Orimlig Hyra then pays out an amount to you and pursues the matter. In order to make the service as smooth as possible, the procedure takes place without you being involved. As soon as you have received your money you do not need to do anything more in the matter.

How much do your services cost?

It does not cost anything to use our services. We pay a certain amount to purchase your claim. This means that we repay your excess rent within 48 hours and then pursue the matter on our own without involving you as a customer. If you apply for repayment through Orimlig Hyra you receive on average 20% more money back than if you were to pursue the matter on your own. Regardless of whether Orimlig Hyra "wins" in the Regional Rent and Tenancies Tribunal or not, you as a customer keep your repayment.


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