"A tenant in Lund have signed their municipal housing companies to the competition authority, reports on Home and Rent."
"the tenants' association has the right to charge a fee to finance the hearing of the rents if there is a negotiating. The notifier considers, however, that bostadsbolagets fee of 12 sek per month and the tenant which goes to the tenants ' association should be seen as a consultancy service. The fee is therefore violating the law on public procurement, according to the notifier."
"the Fca is investigating now the case."
"We want to look at the contract and see if there is an agreement or a contract which is upphandlingspliktigt," says Anders Larsson, researcher at the Fca, to the Home and Rent."
"the Swedish union of tenants negotiates rents for the nearly 1.5 million apartments in Sweden. The outcome of the investigation may, therefore, affect the whole of the Swedish bargaining for rents."