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Security of tenure legislation in private rental housing
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Real Estate and Construction Management, Building and Real Estate Economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4841-5056
2012 (English)In: International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Elsevier, 2012, 254-258 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Security of tenure legislation covers three areas: protection against unjust eviction, unreasonable increases in rents, and mismanagement of properties by landlords. There are large differences between countries concerning how far the tenant can get legal protection or if all protection must be in the form of clauses in the contract. The theoretical argument for some kind of tenant protection is the existence of high transaction costs that weaken the bargaining power of a sitting tenant. Side effects include higher initial rents and stricter screening by landlords when letting to a new tenant. However, a certain level of tenant protection might be necessary to make the rental market attractive to housing consumers.

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Elsevier, 2012. 254-258 p.
Keyword [en]
Eviction, Mismanagement, Rent regulation, Tenant protection, Tenure security, Transaction costs
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Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-144740DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-047163-1.00271-XScopusID: 2-s2.0-84884430470ISBN: 978-008047171-6OAI: diva2:716654

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Available from: 2014-05-12 Created: 2014-04-29 Last updated: 2014-05-12Bibliographically approved

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