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Housing Policy and Equality
A Comparative Study of Tenure Conversions and Their Effects

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ISBN 9781032437699
March 31, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1986, this book compares and evaluates the effects of converting rental housing into owner occupancy in the USA, the UK and Germany. The evaluation examines the pros and cons of such conversions. The conversion controversy is more than a technical discussion of outcomes of different housing strategies. By viewing tenure conversions as strategies for limiting direct governmental involvement, this comparative evaluation indicates something about the effects not only on housing, but on general social welfare, of such strategies.

Table of Contents

1. The Conversion Controversy: Housing Policy and Tenure Conversions 2. The United States: Condominium Conversions and Their Effects 3. Great Britain: Council House Sales and Their Effects 4. West Germany: Umwandlungen in Eigentumswohnungen and Their Effects. 5. The Effects of Tenure Conversions: A Comparative Evaluation 6. From Tenancy to Home Ownership: Government, Housing, and the Distribution of Welfare.

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Lennart J. Lundqvist is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.


Review of the original edition of Housing Policy and Equality:

‘The book…brings together widely-dispersed that would be difficult to assemble and inter-compare and presents them in a clear and structured format.’ Leonard Heumann, Journal of Town Planning, Volume 58, No. 1.