Use this form if you wish to establish a permanent business as an appointed building expert in Denmark.
You will need this:
Documentation of nationality,
Copies of your certificates of professional competence or of the evidence of formal qualifications giving access to pursue the profession as an appointed building expert, or other relevant attestations of professional competence and evidence of formal qualifications,
Documentation of any professional experience as an appointed building expert, or equivalent profession for at least one year on a full-time basis or equivalent duration on a part-time basis during the ten years prior to the application in EU-countries where the profession or the education and training leading to the profession is not regulated,
Documentation certifying that you are not prevented from practicing your profession as an appointed building expert, or equivalent profession in your home country or the country from which you come, even temporarily and
Documentation certifying that you are of legal age, are not under guardianship and manage your own affairs.
The documents must be in one of the following types: gif, png, jpeg, bmp, pdf
Once the Authority has approved your application the Authority will provide you with a login to the database in which all building inspections must be reported.
Processing fees are payable when a person is applying for appointment as a building expert working permanently in Denmark. There is no processing fee for notification of temporary pursuit of profession for individuals.
The fee is DKK 1.345.
The following payment cards may be used: Dankort, Visadankort, Visa, MasterCard and Maestro.
Your enquiry will be processed according to two different procedures, depending on whether you want to carry out the profession of appointed building expert on a temporary basis or whether you want to work permanently in Denmark. When applying for working permanently or carrying out the profession of appointed building expert on a temporary basis, the duration, frequency and continuity of the pursuit of the profession are very important factors. If your work is of a temporary character, apply via this page instead.
Applications and notifications can be submitted electronically via this website. You can also send your application to the Danish Safety Technology Authority by e-mail. Find contact details below.
The estate inspection scheme is a voluntary scheme for private consumers buying and selling housing for personal use (single-family houses and owner-occupied flats). Its purpose is to minimize disputes concerning real estate. When using the scheme the seller avoids being liable for physical defects or hidden damages with the estate. Otherwise the seller would be responsible for the next 10 years for any physical defects or hidden damages that were present at the time of the sale.
The requirements for falling within the scheme are:
An inspection of the buildings
An inspection of the electrical installations
An offer for an insurance covering transfer of ownership
The inspection of the buildings is carried out by appointed building experts. The inspection itself is reported in a central it-system on a common form in order to create uniformity across the different inspections. The form contains different kinds of information mainly a list of defects and damages with the buildings. Each defect is assigned a grade by the appointed building expert. In the report the seller is also require to account for certain circumstances, mainly information about conditions that the seller has knowledge of due to having lived in the house, but which can be hard for an outsider to discover due to having only been in the house briefly. The report must be completed I Danish so that the seller and the buyer can understand the defects and the damages in the building.
The decision on whether or not to issue an appointment as a building expert will be made as soon as possible after the application and complete documentation is received. The Danish Safety Technology Authority has to give you a reasoned response to your application within three months from we have received your application and complete documentation. This deadline may be extended by one month if difficulties arise that may lead to a delay.
In case of rejection
If the Danish Safety Technology Authority decides to reject your application for appointment as a building expert, the authority will send you a reasoned decision.