Rental Law and Energetic Modernisation – a European Comparison
The German Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung im Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung has published a comparative study of 14 European countries looking into the rental housing sector. Similar to the RentalCal project, the German project analysed the housing markets, focusing on energy efficiency and its relation to rental law as well as public law and regulations aimed at increasing energy efficiency in the rental housing sector.
Countries under review included Denmark, Germany, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Latvia, The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Scotland, Sweden and Switzerland.
Each country offers a country profile describing the characteristics of the national housing system, including a housing typology as well as current trends of housing policy and housing supply. The rental market is investigated together with the rental law. Emphasis is placed on the stakeholders and investors operating in the rental housing sector. In respect of energy efficiency, characteristics and trends are set out.
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An English version of the full study is under preparation and will be published soon.
Iris Behr 18.08.2016