Houses and apartments for rent can be found in newspaper advertisement pages and web portals.
The main newspaper for advertising accommodation is Sosialurin (in Faroese). It can be bought all over the Faroe Islands and can also be accessed online.
Houses and apartments for rent can also be found in the web portal torg.fo and the facebook group Føroyar - hús og íbúðir til leigu.
Some landlords prefer to respond to advertisements placed by potential tenants. Therefore, it may be a good idea to publish an advertisement specifying your particular needs on websites and newspapers.
The rent for houses and apartments depends on location, size and standard. Electricity and heating is normally paid separately but can also be included in the rent.
Normally the landlord will claim a deposit in advance to the amount of up to three months’ rent which is returned to the tenant when moving out if the apartment or house is in the same condition as when the tenancy started.
The Faroese Tenancy Act provides that a standard contract specifying the rent and conditions for the tenancy must be filled in and signed by the landlord and the tenant. The notice period to vacate a rented flat is 3 months if the apartment is part of the landlord’s home and 5 months if the landlord does not live in the same house.
The Faroese Property Rental Board