How do the changes affect my listing on Qasa?
If you already have an active listing on the 15th of March, you will keep your listing and be able to sign the lease through Qasa just like before. The good news is that it will be free for you to get our assurance during your entire rental period, from creating a rental agreement until the tenant moves out. The tenant will be paying the basic fee for our service.
You as a landlord will also have access to two new services: The Rental Guarantee and The Rental Insurance. Since you have chosen Safe Rental before, we will add both these new services to your listing for only 4.5% of the rent per month, instead of the Safe Rental fee of 6.99%. In practice, the changes will mean you get more while you pay less!
Read more about The Rental Insurance and The Rental Guarantee below.
Why do you make these changes?
80% av all homeseekers experience the sublets market as unsafe, that is something we want to change! We want to contribute with increased security for both parties and by that create a better and safer market.
Our goal is that you, as a landlord, will feel safe to sublet your home. We hope to achieve that through our services, where we simplify the process with a digital lease and handle the deposit, rental payments, and reminders in case of delay. In addition, to help with handling payments, you will have access to two new services: The Rental Guarantee (up to six months) and The Rental Insurance. The insurance has been developed specifically för sublets and covers damages and wear and tears that normal home insurance does not cover.
I am interested! What do I do?
All you need to do is to sign a digital lease through Qasa. You create the lease in the chat with the tenant you have chosen. When you are satisfied with your rental agreement, you sign it with BankID, and thereafter the tenant signs. When the lease is signed, you can lay back, and we will handle everything concerning the deposit, rental payments, and late reminders.
What is included in the new offer?
First and foremost, you will get help creating and signing the rental agreement. We handle all administrative work with the rental payments (invoicing and reminders), and the deposit is kept safe during the entire rental period on a separate account. If you choose to use the service, a service fee will be added for the tenant; they will be able to see the total cost with the fee included in the listing.
What does it cost me?
When you sign the lease through Qasa and let us handle the deposit and the rental payments, there are no costs for you as a landlord.
There will be two additional services you can choose to use to get extra security: The Rental Guarantee and The Rental Insurance. They are voluntary to use and cost 4.5% of the monthly rent together.
How does The Rental Guarantee work as an extra service?
We guarantee that you receive the rent for up to six months if the tenant would stop paying the rent. The guarantee applies regardless of who you sign the lease with. We take the risk of unpaid rents and compensate you in case of unpaid rent. That means you can sleep extra well with The Rental Guarantee.
The Rental Guarantee is an extra service that you can choose when you create your listing, in the chat or when you create the lease. It costs 2.5% of the monthly rent, and the fee is directly deducted from the rent before it is paid out to you.
The guarantee only applies while the rental agreement is ongoing, not if the tenant terminates the lease according to applicable terms.
Is it correct that I can now use The Rental Guarantee with international tenants?
Yes, that is correct! From the 15th of March, you will be able to use the service with all tenants. If the tenant does not have a Swedish personal number or if we, for another reason, can not make a credit check, we will still be able to offer you the guarantee; we take the risk. The difference is that tenants on whom we can not make a credit check has two pay two months’ rent of deposit. The Rental Guarantee costs 2.5% of the monthly rent, and the fee is directly deducted from the rent before it is paid out to you.
How does The Rental Insurance work? What does it cover?
Many landlords do not know their inventories, furnishings, and fixtures are not covered by their own or their tenant’s home insurance. Using The Rental Insurance, you are protected against damages that occur during the rental period, such as red wine stains on the sofa, ugly marks on the kitchen top, or scratches on the floor. It covers damages up to 1 million SEK. If you need to use the insurance because of damage, the tenant pays the deductible of 1 000 SEK. The Rental Insurance costs 2% of the monthly rent; the fee is directly deducted from the rent before it is paid out to you.
I have already created a draft for a lease. How does it work now?
A draft that is created before the 15th of March involves the old terms. If you want a lease with the updated terms, you can go to the tab “Leases” from the 15th of March and create a new rental agreement with the tenant. The new lease will then also be visible in the chat och will be on the new terms. If you feel uncertain, you are very welcome to contact our live chat, and we will assist you.
How do I add The Rental Guarantee and The Rental Insurance?
You can easily choose them in the chat with your tenant or when you create a rental agreement, after the 15th of March.
What happens if I create a new listing after the 15th of March?
When you create a new listing, you will be able to choose to add The Rental Guarantee and The Rental Insurance. You will also be able to add these extra services at a later stage, in the chat, or when creating the lease.
What does it cost to publish a listing on Qasa?
Just like before, it is free to publish a listing on Qasa. It is published until you sign a lease through us or until you remove it yourself.
What happens with my active lease?
Nothing, it will continue just like before.
How does it work if I wish to extend my current lease?
If you extend a current lease, the old terms will apply to the extension as well. If you wish to use the new terms on your extension, you need to create a new rental agreement that starts when the old one ends. It is important to check with the tenant in the latter case, as he or she will pay a fee every month. Contact us in the chat if you have any questions, and we will help you!
What does it cost for the tenant?
The tenant pays the basic service fee of 1.95%, which is added to the rent and included in the rental invoice the tenant receives each month. This means that you receive the rent every month without any deductions for our basic service.