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Housing Policy and Rented Housing in Europe - Michael Oxley

Housing Policy and Rented Housing in Europe

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Published: 14th March 1996
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How does housing policy affect housing provision? How do government and market forces interact with the formulation and execution of housing policy? What implications do the differences between countries in the policy instruments used have on allocation, consumption and production of housing? The United Kingdom has the lowest level of housing investment in the EU. These questions - amongst others discussed in this important comparative review of European housing policy - must be addressed if we are to prevent housing provision dropping behind even further. The authors give a detailed examination of how private and social rented housing are provided. The whole of the EU is covered with particular emphasis on France, Germany, Holland and the UK. They explain the development, financing and managment of rented housing, giving the aims and the instruments of housing policy as well as an economic analysis of government activities. Housing Policy and Rented Housing in Europe will fully inform practising housing professionals as well as students of housing policy, surveying and planning on all aspects of the provision of rented housing.

List of tables
List of figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Policy and comparisons
Governments, markets and housing
An economic approach
Rented housing
The wider context
The countries considered
Housing and the European Union
The agenda
The reasons for housing policies
Introduction
A "Free-Market"
Market failure
Externalities
Merit good
Equity
Demand and need
Macro-economic policies
Disequilibrium
Government failure
Policy objectives
Policy commitment
More detailed policy aims
Conclusions
Policy instruments
Introduction
Regulatory framework
Need, demand and subsidies
Subsidies and incidence
Demand side subsidies
Supply side subsidies
Subsidise incomes or rents?
Rent controls
Rent pooling, cross-subsidisation and cross price rents
Tenure, allocation and policy instruments
Land supply
Capital markets
Subsidies and public expenditure
Conclusions
Policy options in practice
Introduction
Policy stance
Private and social renting
Demand and supply side support: quantification
Subsidising tenure change
Cross-subsidisation
Sources of housing funding
Tax concessions
Grants and conditions
Allocation mechanisms
Finance and subsidies
Land supply
Housing allowances
Conclusions
Housing policy context
Introduction
economic and demographic developments
Housing construction and tenure
Housing conditions
Homelessness
Social rented housing: systems of provisions
Introduction
What is social housing?
The size of social sectors and levels of social housing construction in Europe
Social housing in France
Social housing in Germany
Social housing in the new Bundeslandern
Social housing in the Netherlands
Social housing in the United Kingdom
Social housing provisions in other European countries
Social housing issues
Introduction
Central and local government and social housing providers
The market approach in social housing
The move away from object subsidies
Housing shortages
Management problems
Distributional issues
The determination of rent levels
The future of a liberalised social housing sector
Private rented housing provision
Introduction
The private rented sector in France
The private rented sector in Germany
Private renting in the new Bundeslandern
The private rented sector in the Netherlands
Private rented housing in the U.K.
Aspects of private rented housing in other European countries
The changing position of private rented housing in Europe
Introduction
The decline of the private rented sector in Europe
Why is private renting less significant in the U.K.?
What does the experience of other countries suggest about ways of reviving private rented housing in the U.K.?
Affordability
Introduction
Defining affordability
Affordability and policy
The macro housing consumption expenditure ratio
Country by country relationships between rents and incomes
European affordability comparisons
Affordability issues
Policy approaches
Conclusions
Conclusions
Policy and perceptions
Convergence versus diversity
Is the U.K.different?
Investment and distribution
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780419207207
ISBN-10: 0419207201
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 217
Published: 14th March 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.49  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1