You want to evict the tenant or tenant-owner

You can apply for our assistance in evicting a tenant or tenant-owner. Apply for ordinary assistance to have the claim determined.

When can you apply?

You can apply for ordinary assistance to have a tenant (private individual or business) or tenant-owner evicted from a flat, premises, or condominium.

The most common reasons for eviction are that someone

  • does not pay the rent or the fee
  • disturbs the neighbours
  • neglects the flat, premises, or condominium
  • sublets without the approval of the landlord or the tenant-owners’ association or without having a valid cause.

In the same application, you can write that you want someone to pay and be evicted.

You can use the e-service (in Swedish) or the form (in English). If you prefer the form, fill in the form Application for order to pay/ordinary assistance.

Who can apply via the e-service?

You who are a private individual or a sole trader, can apply via the e-service.

If you are the CEO or a representative with sole right to sign, you can create, sign and submit an application for order to pay.

Representatives who do not have the right to sign for a company name alone can create and edit an application that has not been submitted, if there is someone else at the company who has the sole right to sign.

The e-service is not available to representatives in companies where no one has the sole right to sign.

Eviction: order to pay/ordinary assistance

You can apply via our e-service (in Swedish) or the form (in English).

Carefully fill out your application so that you do not need to add anything.

You must provide a lot of information

For example, you must fill in details on

  • you as applicant
  • the one you believe must move
  • the claim and the background of your claim
  • interest and compensation for costs you have incurred.

Important to describe the claim

Describe the grounds of your claim in detail. Otherwise, you may need to supplement your application and your matter will take longer. Some examples of what you can write:

"Rent for March 20XX with due date XX February 20XX, invoice number XXXX has not been paid."

"Tenant X disturbs the neighbours by XXX, despite several reprimands. The disturbances have occurred on the following dates: X January, X January, and X February between the hours of XX.XX and XX.XX."

Attach copies

You must attach copies showing that

  • you have notified the social welfare board — applies when the tenant or tenant-owner has not paid their rent or fee or disturbs the neighbours
  • the social welfare board has received information about the eviction.

If you have already given the tenant or tenant-owner notice, you should also attach

  • a copy of the notice of termination
  • proof that the person or company has received the notice of termination (been served).

Costs you want compensation for

You can claim compensation for costs, such as the application fee and your own or the representative's work.

Take a position

Now you must consider whether we should implement (enforce) the eviction if the claim is determined. If you don't request enforcement now, you are only applying for a decision (verdict). You can use the decision as basis for applying for enforcement later on.

Please note about costs

The tenant or tenant-owner must primarily pay costs for, for example, packing, transport, and storage. If they are unable to pay, you are responsible for the costs of packing and transport, but not for storage.

You may need to pay an advance before we carry out the eviction. You may also have to pay if you want a special lock on the door.

Fees and costs

Review and sign

Review your application and make any changes. After that, you sign your application using an e-ID or sign the form. Send it digitally or by post.

We will send a letter (order) to the person you think should move. The letter includes an acknowledgement of receipt that the person or representative of the company must sign and return. It is proof that the letter has reached the recipient.

In some cases, you may be personally responsible for the person receiving the letter with your claim. This is called service by party.

The one you have a claim against must act

The person or company can proceed in different ways:

  • Move — then you must withdraw your claim and we will close your case. In your application for re-trial, you must write
    • the case number that we have assigned to the case
    • the personal identity number or company registration number of the parties (you and the person the application is directed at).

You can withdraw your claim via email or letter. If you send a letter, you will find the address here:
Send letter or application: Other documents

Read more about how to withdraw an application:
Withdraw your application

  • Do part of what's in the claim. Then you must notify us.
  • Take no action. Then we make a decision (verdict) that the person or company shall be evicted.
  • You can request that we carry out (enforce) the eviction.
  • The person or company can request that the court reviews the decision (verdict). This is called an application for re-trial. The matter then goes to a court and you must pay a fee. We close the case.
  • Object to the claim. You must then consider whether you want to pursue your case in the court. If the answer is no, we close the case. If the answer is yes, the court takes over the case. You pay a fee to the court.
    Swedish Courts: Pay application fee (in Swedish)

If you think the decision (the verdict) is wrong

You can apply for the court to change the decision (application for re-trial).

What to do

You apply by sending us an email or letter within three weeks from the date of the decision. Write

  • that you want to apply for re-trial to the district court
  • the number of the decision (the verdict)
  • why the decision is incorrect and in what way you want to change it
  • your contact details (name, personal identity number or company registration number, address, phone number).

Sign the application yourself or through a representative. You should also attach documents that you believe prove that the decision should be changed.

We will send your application to the court. The court does not charge a fee when you apply for re-trial.

This happens to your counterpart

Read more about what happens to the one you have a claim against.

The tenant-owners' association or your landlord wants you to move

When you apply to have someone evicted, you must consider whether we should implement (enforce) the eviction if the claim is determined. If you do not apply for enforcement now, you can do so later. If you do not take a position, the main rule is that we carry out the eviction.

Implement an eviction