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Real property purchase in Denmark

The general rule is that persons with no permanent residence in Denmark and who have not previously lived in Denmark for a consecutive period of five years are required to obtain the permission of the Danish Ministry of Justice in order to purchase real property in Denmark.

The general rule for foreign nationals' purchase of real property in Denmark comprises main residences as well as secondary residences.

 

Nationals and companies in the EU or EEA

EU nationals and EEA nationals may under certain circumstances purchase real property in Denmark without obtaining the permission of the Danish Ministry of Justice.

Also companies etc. domiciled in an EU or an EEA Member State, which have been established in accordance with the legislation in an EU or an EEA Member State, and which have set up or will set up subsidiaries or agencies, or will provide services in Denmark may under certain circumstances purchase real property in Denmark without obtaining the permission of the Danish Ministry of Justice.

Contact the Ministry of Justice

In all cases where an EU national or EEA national or a registered company wishes to purchase real property, the Civil Law Division in the Danish Ministry of Justice should be contacted in advance.

Contact

Danish Ministry of Justice (“Justitsministeriet")

Civil Law Division

Phone: +45 72 26 84 00

E-mail: jm@jm.dk