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Contrasting varieties of private renting: England and Germany

Abstract:

After many years of decline, the private rental sector has increased in England, but remains a relatively small part of the housing market. Free market rents and weak security of tenure are widely regarded by private landlords and policymakers in England as essential preconditions for a commercially viable private rental housing market to exist. And yet in Germany - which has a very large private rented sector - 'soft' rent regulation has been in place since 1971 and tenants have very strong ...

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Journal:
International Journal of Housing Policy
Volume:
10
Issue:
4
Pages:
379-398
Publication date:
2010-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1473-3269
ISSN:
1461-6718
URN:
uuid:0bd01c24-b6a8-455d-9f85-b303ddc9d104
Source identifiers:
110377
Local pid:
pubs:110377

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