Terms and definitions

Here you find definitions of terms used on boplats.se.

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adult

 

Total number of adults who are to stay in the apartment.


children

 

All children of all ages who are going to live in the apartment.


co-applicant

 

You can register interest in an apartment together with someone who is also going to live with you. Fill in that person's personal number in your Profile. The Landlord can check your co-applicants credit rating. The income of you and your co-applicant is automatically added up.


contract assigned

 

Status in the rental process: The landlord has given the contract to one of the applicants.


 

Contract given    Status in the rental process: The apartment has been let.

credit rating

 

The landlord usually checks your credit rating to see if you have unpaid debts or bad credit history.


Queue time at Boplats

 

Queue time you collect as paying member at boplats.se. Counted from the first day that you pay your administrative fee. Used by many landlords to rank the applicants. Is reset to zero when you sign a contract through boplats, or if you do not pay your annual fee in time. 


estimated annual income before tax

 

The income you estimate you will have in the nearest future. The landlords wish to know what your income will be for the next year ahead. You sum up all your sources of income.


exchange

 

To exchange a rental apartment with a first hand contract with another rental apartment with a first hand contract. You need your landlord's permission for this.


household

 

Number of persons (children and adults) who will be staying in the apartment. Your children are counted as children regardless of their age.


housing cooperative

 

Rental apartment where a cooperative acts as landlord.


 in progress   Status in the rental process: No longer possible to register interest. The landlord has started working with the rental process.

landlord

 

person or company letting a living space. Could be, but is not necessarily, the owner of the real estate


main source of income

 

Main source of income for your Estimated Annual Income. If you have several sources, choose the one contributing the largest share.


main source of income, Business

 

Your main source of income is from a business you own.


main source of income, Salary

 

Your main source of income is salary from some form of employment.


member

 

Person registered at boplats.se.


No, answer

 

Answering No after a viewing. If you have 6 or more No answers in six months the landlord may disqualify you from an application.


no tenure

 

Firsthand contract where there is no security of tenure. Read more at Hyresnämnden.


preferences

 

If you only wish to live in certain areas, you can enter these areas under Preferences in My Profile. Some landlords use this information. If you're not familiar with the city areas, please select "No specific preferences". You can also specify an Upper limit for how much rent you can pay.


ranking

 

The method used to rank the members who have registered interest for an apartment.


register interest

 

When you register interest you tell the landlord that you want to go to a showing of the apartment. You must fulfill the terms set by the landlord to register interest. The landlords always pick the ones who can go to the viewing - how this is done is specified in the ad.


room

 

Sublet rooms by private persons. You apply by writing a notice to the person directly by clicking "Register Interest" in the ad.


senior apartments 

 

Apartments fitted to be suitable for senior citizens. Usually an age limit to apply; either 55 or 70 years old. (seniorlägenhet 55+, trygghetsbostäder 70+)


stairs

 

Number of stairs to the apartments front door. "-1" means below ground floor. "0" means ground floor.


student

 

Someone conducting studies as their main occupation. The terms of the apartment may differ depending on kinds of schools or levels.


sublet

 

You rent part of, or entire, living space from a private person with a rental contract of their own.


Swedish national register

 

City you are registered in in Sweden. You are registered in the place where you have your main occupation.


terms

 

The landlords terms that you must fulfill to be able to register interest for the apartment.


viewing

 

Invitation to view the apartment before you agree, or not, to sign the contract if it is given to you.


 

viewing in progress

 

Status in the rental process: The landlord has started sending out invitations to view the apartment. 


viewing finished

 

Status in the rental process: The viewing of the apartment is finished. The landlord is working on giving the contract to one of the applicants who has said 'Yes'. 


withdrawn

 

Status in the rental process: The apartment has been withdrawn from the market. It is no longer being rented. You will receive a message with the reason for it being withdrawn.


yes, answer

 

Answering Yes after a viewing. You agree to sign the contract if it is given to you.