How to pay the rent - Heimstaden
The first rent must be paid in advance from your home country. Heimstaden, the name of the landlord, will send you the bill to your e-mail address around three weeks before the start of the month. The payment can only be made through an international bank transaction, not via a credit card. If you have not received the invoice: Check your settings in your e-mail program, as it might have ended up in your deleted items folder/trash bin. Regardless of arrival date, you will have to pay full rent from the start date of your housing contract.
Pay your bill in Sweden: Every month around the 10th you will receive a new invoice via e-mail for the coming month. It must be paid before the end of the month and we recommend you to do the transaction on the 25th. So for e.g. September, the bill should be paid latest by August 25th. If you are in Linköping and want to pay from here but have no Swedish bank account, you can visit the tobacco shop in Ryd Center called “Direkten”. If you do, the landlord will get the money within two business days. Bring the bill and your passport (or international id-card if you are from a country within Europe) to the tobacco shop. They have an ATM-machine in the same centre but you can also pay with Visa or Master card. If you pay for one rent, they charge you around 75 SEK. Most international students pay the rent this way every month.
It is of course also possible to pay the rent at a bank in Linköping city centre. Unfortunately, the banks take a fee up to 150 SEK for paying one bill. Therefore we recommend you to pay at the tobacco shop in Ryd Center or at Forex downtown at Storgatan 32. If you need to pay bills for more than 10.000 SEK per 24 days you need to go to Forex. It is not possible at the tobacco shop in Ryd.
International transaction from your home country: It is ok to make the transaction each month from a bank in your home country but if you do, make sure to pay the bill one week before last day for payment. If you pay in another currency than SEK, make sure to pay enough and also note that many banks take a fee for transferring the money to another country. Avoid using TransferWise or Revolut as it has caused us a lot of trouble with the receiving of their transactions. If you insist to use them, be sure to state the rental invoice's OCR number in the message to Heimstaden. Write only figures there, not the letters OCR before, nothing else, not even your name. The reason why, is that they only forward a few of the last characters to the recipient and unfortunately sometimes Heimstaden can not see who the sender is.
Can I pay for several months at the same time?
The landlord wants you to pay the rent once a month, so do not make a transaction for several months ahead.
For more information and translation of the invoice, follow this link.
Last updated: 2020-10-27