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Title Private rental housing in transition countries : an alternative to owner occupation? / József Hegedüs, Martin Lux, Vera Horváth, editors.

Published London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]


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Physical description 1 online resource
Series Springer Social Sciences 2018 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. Private renting in transition countries: historical perspective and structural changes.- Chapter 1: Private renting in Western Europe.- Chapter 2: Private renting under socialism.- Chapter 3: Property restitution after 1990.- Chapter 4: The policy environment of private renting after 1990.- Chapter 5: Poor and vulnerable households in private renting.- Part II. Country case studies: history, current status and future prospects.- Chapter 6: Croatia: towards formalization.- Chapter 7: Czech Republic: growth and professionalization.- Chapter 8: East Germany: integration to a well-established environment.- Chapter 9: Estonia: limited potential for improvement.- Chapter 10: Hungary: growing role of a hidden sector.- Chapter 11: Poland: gradual growth across barriers.- Chapter 12: Russia: a long road to institutionalization.- Chapter 13: Slovenia: untapped potential.- Part III. Conclusion: private renting -- a viable alternative?.- Chapter 14: Private renting in social provision: Social Rental Agencies in Western Europe.- Chapter 15: Private renting in social provision: initiatives in transition countries.- Chapter 16: Central and East European housing regimes in the light of private renting.
Summary This book presents an overview of private rented housing in selected new EU member states and other transition countries - a topic scarcely researched to date, as it is largely part of the informal economy, and consequently often invisible to official statistics. Part I presents the private rented sector in Western and Northern European countries, the history of private renting under socialism in Central and Eastern Europe, and thematic issues such as restitution and marginalized groups depending on privately rented housing. Part II provides a series of country case studies from the Central and East European region. Part III concludes with chapters on the possibility of utilizing the private rental sector in affordable housing provision through good practices in both old and new EU member states, and sets out to further the housing policy debate on European housing regimes. This unique edited collection will be of great value to scholars of and practitioners involved in housing policy and economics, urban development, international relations, politics, economics and sociology.
Other author Hegedűs, József, editor.
Lux, Martin, editor.
Horváth, Vera, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Rental housing -- European Union countries.
Housing policy -- European Union countries.
Real estate investment -- European Union countries.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781137507105 (electronic bk.)
1137507101 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1057/978-1-137-50710-5