1st Edition

Private Rented Housing in the United States and Europe

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ISBN 9780367680107
December 19, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
394 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1974, this book surveys the experience of public and quasi public housing in the UK, USA, France, Germany, the former USSR, Israel, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary and Puerto Rico. Each country’s housing policy is set in a broad social and historical context, showing how the policy developed and how effective it was. Administrative problems encountered in different countries are evaluated and compared and many similarities emerge. The relationship of housing to transport, education and employment is discussed and special attention is focused on the role of new towns in Sweden, the former USSR, the UK, Israel and the USA.

Table of Contents

1. The Growth of Private Rented Housing 2. The National Background to Private Renting 3. A Profile of the Private Rented Sector: The Stock 4. A Profile of the Private Rented Sector: Tenants, Landlords and Access 5. Rents and Rent Policy 6. Subsidies and Taxation 7. Urban Renewal and Improvement 8. Landlord/Tenant Relations 9. The Future of the Private Rented Sector.

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Michael Harloe was Vice Chancellor of the University of Salford from 1997 to 2009. He was formerly Professor of Sociology, Dean of Social Sciences and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research at the University of Essex. He was the Founder Editor of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. He is a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford.