TENLAW – Tenancy Law and Housing Policy in Multi-level Europe
Client: European Commission – Seventh Framework Programme, grant agreement no 290694.
April 2012 – October 2016
Residential renting and tenancy law fundamentally affects the daily lives of European citizens: about one third of Europeans depend on rental housing. This share is significantly lower in new EU member states, where many people face difficulties precisely because of the lack of regulation or enforceability. TENLAW project set out to prepare in-depth studies on the housing environment, the rental sectors, and housing and tenancy law in 28 European countries. National reports were used as a basis of regional comparative reports; and findings were used to produce comparative analyses around a variety of topics, with a particular emphasis on the European Union’s role in shaping national housing policy opportunities.
The staff of MRI, led by managing director József Hegedüs, completed the in-depth National Report on Hungary, and supported the country expert teams in Bulgaria and Romania in their data collection and writing process. MRI was responsible in preparing the comparative study on the three countries. Finally, MRI acted as Work Package leader together with ZERP (University of Bremen, Germany) and TU Delft (Delft, Netherlands) for Work Package 4: Consortium-wide Comparison, Assessing the Role of EU, and Dissemination of Project Results.
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Articles in peer reviewed journals or edited volumes by MRI staff based on TENLAW research findings include
Hegedüs József, Horváth Vera (2018): Central and East European housing regimes in the light of private rental sector development, in Schmid, Christoph (ed.), Tenancy Law and Housing Policy in Europe (Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK) pp. 39-66.
Hegedüs József – Martin Lux – Horváth Vera (eds. 2018): Private Rental Housing in Transition Countries: An Alternative to Home Ownership? Palgrave-Macmillan.
Hegedüs, J.; Horváth, V.; Somogyi, E. (2014) The Potential of Social Rental Agencies within Social Housing Provision in Post-Socialist Countries: The Case of Hungary, [in:] European Journal of Homelessness, Volume 8, No. 2, December.
Hegedüs, J.; Horváth, V.; Tosics, N. (2014) – Economic and legal conflicts between landlords and tenants in the Hungarian private rental sector, in International Journal of Housing Policy, Volume 14, Issue 2.
Hegedüs József, Horváth Vera és Somogyi Eszter (2016): A magánbérlakás-szektor működése és lehetséges szerepe a közösségi lakáspolitikában – a szociális lakásvállalatok koncepciója (“The functioning of the private rented sector, and its possible role in public task housing – the concept of the social housing enterprise”) in Hungarian, in Esély 2016/2., 29-60. o.