The Rent Disputes Tribunal (HTU) processes disputes relating to rented dwellings in Oslo, Akershus, Hordaland, Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag. If a rental property is located within these geographical areas, cases can be submitted by both landlords and tenants. With effect from 1 July 2016, the HTU can also process rent disputes from the whole country if a claim is submitted by a tenant who is a consumer (i.e. not a business) against a landlord who is engaged in renting out properties as a business (i.e. not a private individual).Read more
The HTU functions as a court. We hear cases about renting dwellings. These cases are resolved by mediation or by making decisions. Less than 3% of our decisions are appealed.