A landlord can require a deposit when you, as a tenant, rent from him. This is usually a sum of money that is handed over as a security deposit to the landlord for the period that the tenant lives in the property. This is to cover possible costs for, for example, damages that could occur when you, as a tenant, rent a home. When the rental period is over, and the home is returned in acceptable condition, the deposit is returned.
Information about how much must be paid in the deposit should be in the specific advertisement. However, if you want to know more about the deposit, we recommend that you ask the landlord what requirements he has upon moving in.
We cannot advise on deposits and the legal issues behind them as we at BostadsPortal are not legally trained, so we recommend in the event of disputes or the like to seek legal help via an external source.