Last updated: 15 8 2018

In Sweden there are different ways to have a home. You can rent or buy a flat, or you can rent or buy a house. More information about different types of housing and about how to go about finding a place to live is available here.

Everyone has a right to housing

In Sweden everyone has a right to housing. It is illegal to discriminate against people looking for a place to live because of their:

  • ethnicity
  • religion or other belief
  • functional impairment
  • gender
  • gender identity or expression
  • sexual orientation
  • age

If you feel you are the subject of discrimination, you can turn to your municipal consumer counsellor, anti-discrimination bureau or the Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen, or DO in Swedish).

National Registration

Everyone living in Sweden must be registered. Information such as who all live in Sweden and where they live is registered.