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Ways out of the European Housing Crisis

Tenure Innovation and Diversification in Comparative Perspective

9781800377431 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Christoph U. Schmid, Professor of European Private and Economic Law and Director, Centre of European Law and Politics (ZERP), University of Bremen, Germany
Publication Date: July 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 743 1 Extent: 416 pp
This timely book provides readers with a detailed comparative survey of tenure innovation and diversification in Europe. Alternative and intermediate tenures, i.e., housing options beyond tenancy and homeownership, are examined as remedies to address the growing European housing crisis.

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This timely book provides readers with a detailed comparative survey of tenure innovation and diversification in Europe. Alternative and intermediate tenures, i.e., housing options beyond tenancy and homeownership, are examined as remedies to address the growing European housing crisis.

Starting with an introduction to national housing systems and their development, contributions from experienced legal academics explain the potential of alternative and intermediate tenures used in individual countries. Divided into groups reflecting not only geographical vicinity, but also roughly similar types of welfare states, the book examines 14 jurisdictions all over Europe. Taken together, the national models constitute what can be labelled a European acquis of housing options. The final comparative evaluation focuses on selecting best practice models, potentially capable of being transferred to, and used beneficially in, other countries.

Ways out of the European Housing Crisis will be of great interest for academics in European law, property law and public administration and management. It will also be a key resource for policy makers and experts associated with political institutions, civil society and housing associations, both at European and national levels.
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‘This very valuable text develops an informative taxonomy within which it compares the growing range of innovations in intermediate tenures that have been developed in the face of the worsening housing crisis across Europe. It is an invaluable reference text not just for lawyers but for those working across the fields of housing economics and finance.’
– Christine Whitehead, London School of Economics, UK

‘This far reaching book really widens the scope of current comparative housing research by offering – within a common analytical frame – a detailed discussion on the whole repertoire of regulations for various housing settings, beyond homeownership and rentals, in 14 European countries. It is a must-read for comparative researchers.’
– Teresio Poggio, University of Trento, Italy

‘In the face of the current housing crisis in most EU countries, alternative and intermediate tenures below and between rent and ownership are in the focus of both researchers and policy makers. When searching for new models for better accommodating individual housing needs, it is highly recommended to examine previous experiences in other countries. The comparative legal groundwork laid in this book provides an excellent basis to rethink and complement the national portfolios of housing tenures. A powerful testimony to the Europeanisation of housing studies!’
– Steffen Sebastian, University of Regensburg, Germany
Contributors
Contributors include: Sergio Nasarre Aznar, Elena Bargelli, Alessandro Dinisi, Maria Olinda Garcia, Martin Grander, Magdalena Habdas, Ola Jingryd, Mark Jordan, Tatjana Josipović, Padraic Kenna, Dulce Lopes, Héctor Simón Moreno, Valerie Müller, Helmut Ofner, Peter Palm, Tobias Pinkel, Patrick Posocco, Tommi Ralli, Vincent Sagaert, Christoph U. Schmid, Annika Schulenberg, Benjamin Verheye, Michel Vols











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Contents:

Preface xvi
Tenure reform as a means to address the European housing crisis 1
Christoph U. Schmid
1 Spain 7
Sergio Nasarre-Aznar and Héctor Simón Moreno
2 Portugal 37
Maria Olinda Garcia and Dulce Lopes
3 Italy 54
Elena Bargelli and Alessandro Dinisi
4 France 79
Patrick Posocco
5 Belgium 95
Vincent Sagaert and Benjamin Verheye
6 The Netherlands 119
Michel Vols
7 England 139
Mark Jordan
8 Ireland 161
Padraic Kenna
9 Germany 183
Tobias Pinkel, Annika Schulenberg, Valerie Müller and
Christoph U. Schmid
10 Austria 219
Helmut Ofner
11 Poland 238
Magdalena Habdas
12 Croatia 266
Tatjana Josipović
13 Sweden 301
Ola Jingryd, Martin Grander and Peter Palm
14 Finland 321
Tommi Ralli
15 Comparative report: best practices in the European acquis
of housing tenures 355
Christoph U. Schmid

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