MRI director József Hegedüs and staff member Vera Horváth are co-authors of “Central and East European housing regimes in the light of private rental sector development”, chapter 2 in the edited volume “Tenancy Law and Housing Policy in Europe: Towards Regulatory Equilibrium”, recently published as part of the Edward Elgar (UK) Elgar Land and Housing Law and Policy series.
Metropolitan Research Institute was member of the consortium implementing the EU FP7 funded project TENLAW: Tenancy Law and Housing Policy in Multi-Level Europe between 2012 and 2016, led by Universität Bremen. The project undertook the in-depth assessment and comparative analysis of the housing policy environment and tenancy regulations (private, public, and intermediary tenure forms) in 28 European countries. The project was a significant learning opportunity for all participants, and resulted in the collection of an abundance of information on housing policy and legislation, as well as real life outcomes, pertaining to residential renting. The recent volume “Tenancy Law and Housing Policy in Europe: Towards Regulatory Equilibrium” contains a selection of the concluding research studies penned by the contributing researchers, selected by Dr. Christoph Schmid, project coordinator and editor of the tome. Chapter 2 on Central and East European housing regimes offers a comparative look at the conclusions drawn from findings in transition countries, based on the detailed information gathered through the project, and focusing on the regulatory questions and actual outcomes that appear the most crucial for the development of private renting: a tenure form with growing prominence, although often hidden in the informal economy.