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Loss of Homes and Evictions across Europe

A Comparative Legal and Policy Examination Edited by Padraic Kenna, Director, Centre for Housing Law, Rights and Policy, School of Law, National University of Ireland Galway, Sergio Nasarre-Aznar, Director, UNESCO Housing Chair, University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain, Peter Sparkes, Professor of Property Law, Southampton Law School, University of Southampton, UK and Christoph U. Schmid, Director, Centre of European Law and Politics (ZERP), Bremen University, Germany
The loss of a home can lead to major violations of a person’s dignity and human rights. Yet, evictions take place everyday in all countries across Europe. This book provides a comparative assessment of human rights, administrative, procedural and public policy norms, in the context of eviction, across a number of European jurisdictions. Through this comparison the book exposes the emergence of consistent, Europe-wide standards and norms.
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Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78811 698 5
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The loss of a home can lead to major violations of a person’s dignity and human rights. Yet, evictions take place everyday in all countries across Europe. This book provides a comparative assessment of human rights, administrative, procedural and public policy norms, in the context of eviction, across a number of European jurisdictions. Through this comparison the book exposes the emergence of consistent, Europe-wide standards and norms.

With contributions from experts across Europe, the chapters provide an assessment of eviction procedures in 11 jurisdictions, including Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Each chapter examines a number of factors relating to evictions in the respective jurisdiction, such as, the human rights and legal framework, nature and extent of evictions taking place, risk factors leading to evictions and relevant best practice guidance. All together, this book will make a significant contribution to the understanding of the similarities and differences between eviction policies across European states.

As the first work of its kind to provide an in-depth comparison of eviction policies across Europe, Loss of Homes and Evictions Across Europe will be of great interest to those who are researching European housing law and human rights law and policy. Housing law and public policy makers, and those working within associated European institutions, will also find the data and accompanying analysis invaluable for informing their work.
‘This is an invaluable book for anyone interested in housing markets across Europe. Misleading comparisons are often made but this book sets the record straight. It provides a contextual account, written by country experts, of evictions from rented and mortgaged homes that considers legal, social, human rights and policy factors in 11 European countries. At last, one can discover how homes are really valued across Europe.’
– Sarah Nield, University of Southampton, UK
Contributors: E. Bargelli, W. Borysiak, P. Decker, G. Donadio, R.M. Garcia, M.F. Hrast, C. Hunter, P. Kenna, S. Nasarre-Aznar, S. Nikolic, N. Pleace, C.U. Schmid, P. Sparkes, N. Teller, D. Vermeir, J. Verstraete, M. Vols
Contents:

Foreword by Freek Spinnewijn

Introduction
Padraic Kenna

1. Evictions in Belgium, a neglected yet pressing issue
Jana Verstraete, Pascal De Decker and Diederik Vermeir

2. Evictions in France
Marc Uhry

3. Evictions in Germany
Christoph U. Schmid and Sofija Nikolic

4. Social context, evictions and prevention measures in Hungary
Nóra Teller and Eszter Somogyi, with the contribution of Nóra Tosics

5. Evictions in Ireland
Padraic Kenna

6. Evictions in Italy
Elena Bargelli and Giulia Donadio

7. Evictions in the Netherlands
Michel Vols

8. Evictions in Poland
Witold Borysiak

9. Evictions in Slovenia: legal aspects, data limitations and good practices
Maša Filipovicˇ Hrast

10. Evictions and homelessness in Spain 2010–2017
Sergio Nasarre-Aznar and Rosa Maria Garcia-Teruel

11. Evictions in the UK: causes, consequences and management
Nicholas Pleace and Caroline Hunter

Index