to answer the questions, Denmark has exemptions from the general EU laws on house buying, so while the government has some exceptions (and they just say to contact them to talk about specific cases) in general you have to live here.
the local authority can only tell you to fix things like the chimney and septic system, the chimney is fine we had new steps put in and it was swept less than a month ago. The septic system is 11 years old BUT it does require some attention, we believe the tank has lifted a bit in the ground and possibly come disconnected form the leach field. so it needs re-seating.
The yearly taxes on the property are 4960 DKK, that includes the chimney sweep, and septic emptying, rat control, and a 90L bin emptied every week. The bin can be bigger or smaller if you wish and of course the price changes with the size.
Electric prices are high, as is water we found we used around 90m2 of water at a cost of 4500DKK a year Electric of course depends on how much you use. The internet costs around 300DKK a month for 150/150 we never bothered going higher although it is possible to get up to 1000/1000 at the property I have never checked the price.
Neighbours, there's two neighbours around 120m from the house one on either side. One is an older couple who are really lovely and very willing to help/lend etc, the other is an older bachelor who you would never notice existed other than driving past to go to work. The third neighbour who shares the road is a young family who are nice to talk to but as we don't actually share any land boundaries we have only spoken to them about the shared road. For road mantinence all 4 houses pay in 100DKK a month into a kitty and then the family have a road shaper they use to keep it up, all spare money is being saved for any larger repairs that may be needed over time.
The closest town is Thisted and it has a hospital and an accident and emergency unit. it's 7km away and accessible by bus and train as well as car.
Crt Jakhel wrote:Hi Skandi - thanks for the extra information!
Regarding your property, I'll note something unpleasant but maybe realistic and perhaps others could share their thoughts on the topic - my wife is worried that a low, flat coastal area could run into problems if present "weird weather" continues - be it flooding or just the mixing of salt into groundwater / soil.
So I'm not getting her vote for this idea despite the very attractive price; and I'm a believer in the saying "happy wife, happy life".
Lana Weldon wrote:Hi Skandi, nice place! Is the property still available?
Is there good/ok drinking water? As a Swedish citizen, would it make things easier to move there? Thanks for your info
Skandi Rogers wrote: Apparently I only take photos of cats and food.