Private Rental Housing

Private Rental Housing

Comparative Perspectives

Edited by Tony Crook and Peter A. Kemp

A new focus on private renting has been brought into sharp relief by the global financial crisis, with its profound impact on mortgage finance, housing markets and government budgets. Written by specially commissioned international experts and structured around common themes, this timely book explores the nature and role of private renting in eight advanced economies around the world.

Chapter 10: Comparing countries

Tony Crook and Peter A. Kemp

Subjects: politics and public policy, public policy, urban and regional studies, cities, urban studies


This book has examined the privately rented housing sector in eight selected countries. Each country chapter explored a range of key issues and has been structured around a common set of topics. In this final chapter, we draw upon the previous chapters to compare the eight countries by exploring these topics to identify common and contrasting experiences. Before doing so, however, we first look at the wider context within which private rental markets are located.

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