There are no formal requirements for establishing a private architect’s practice in Sweden. Nor do the practising architects have the same strict legal responsibilities as is the case in many other European countries. Still, you have to comply with a lot of rules when you have your own business in Sweden.
Sveriges Arkitekter (Architects Sweden) has a service company –Företagarservice – for self-employed architects and owners of architect’s firms. This company provides service in matters of contracts, tenders, fees, public procurement, liability insurance, copyright etc. To get this service, you have to be a member of Sveriges Arkitekter and Företagarservice.
If you have employees, it is essential that you comply with normal Swedish terms of employment. In Sweden, a written confirmation regarding the terms of employment is compulsory by law for all employments of one month or more. Use our employment contract form.