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Multi-owned Housing
Law, Power and Practice

ISBN 9781138260221
Published November 22, 2016 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

This internationally edited collection addresses the issues raised by multi-owned residential developments, now established as a major type of housing throughout the world in the form of apartment blocks, row housing, gated developments, and master planned communities. The chapters draw on the empirical research of leading academics in the fields of planning, sociology, law and urban, property, tourism and environmental studies, and consider the practical problems of owning and managing this type of housing. The roles and relationships of power between developers, managing agents and residents are examined, as well as challenges such as environmental sustainability and state regulation of multi-owned residential developments. The book provides the first comparative study of such issues, offering lessons from experiences in the UK, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore and China.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction, Ann Dupuis, Sarah Blandy, Jennifer Dixon; Chapter 2 Legal Frameworks for Multi-owned Housing in England and Wales: Owners’ Experiences, Sarah Blandy; Chapter 3 Disinterested Developers, Empowered Managers and Vulnerable Owners: Power Relations in Multi-occupied Private Housing in Scotland, Douglas S. Robertson; Chapter 4 Emerging Regulatory Trends, Power and Competing Interests in US Common Interest Housing Developments, Evan McKenzie; Chapter 5 The Maintenance of Residential Towers in Condominium Tenure: A Comparative Analysis of Two Extremes – Israel and Florida, Rachelle Alterman; Chapter 6 Share Value as Determinant of Strata Owners’ Bundle of Rights in Collective Sales in Singapore, Alice Christudason; Chapter 7 Management Rights in Multi-owned Properties in Hong Kong, Ngai Ming Yip; Chapter 8 Regulations and the Imbalance of Power Relationships in Newly Developed Residential Neighbourhoods in Urban China, Feng Wang; Chapter 9 Governance and Residential Satisfaction in Multi-owned Developments in Sydney, Michael Bounds; Chapter 10 Long-term Management Contracts and Developer Abuse in New South Wales, Cathy Sherry; Chapter 11 Multi-titled Tourism Accommodation Operations in Australia: The Queensland Context, Kelly Cassidy, Chris Guilding, Jan Warnken; Chapter 12 Governing Multi-owned Residential Developments in New Zealand: New Forms of Private Governance, Ann Dupuis, Jennifer Dixon; Chapter 13 Private Governance and Sustainability: Balancing Public and Private Rights and Responsibilities in New Zealand, Jennifer Dixon, Marjorie van Roon; Chapter 14 Conclusions, Sarah Blandy, Ann Dupuis, Jennifer Dixon;

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Sarah Blandy is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Leeds, UK. Ann Dupuis is Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Social and Cultural Studies at Massey University, New Zealand and Jennifer Dixon is Dean and Professor of Planning at the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.


'The contributions detail diverse legal and institutional arrangements that have been developed to try to protect individual owners from the exploitative behaviours - or merely the indifference - of developers and managing agents. Most importantly, it shows how these systems operate in practice with important lessons for policy makers in every country.' Nick Bailey, University of Glasgow, UK 'As multi-owned housing developments become an increasingly prominent feature of the urban landscape, this collection represents a timely analysis of the many emergent problems and possibilities. The comparative approach, using theoretical approaches from sociology, law and planning, will greatly help policy makers, legal advisers and planners learn from both the successes and the mistakes of their counterparts in other jurisdictions.' Brendan Edgeworth, University of New South Wales, Australia 'The management of multi-owned housing has long been regarded as a practical matter only. This book represents serious pioneering academic efforts to unveil the deeper management issues underlying this proliferating housing type. Its interdisciplinary and international perspectives promise important insights into the governance issues and the sociological and legal implications.' Rebecca L.H. Chiu, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong