A Comparative Legal and Policy Examination
Edited by Padraic Kenna, Sergio Nasarre-Aznar, Peter Sparkes and Christoph U. Schmid
Chapter 9: Evictions in Slovenia: legal aspects, data limitations and good practices
Slovenia, similar to other Central and Eastern European countries, is marked with high home ownership rates, and due to the specific development of the housing market (ie large-scale privatisation, large share of self-build), it also has lower indebtedness of households. First, the general housing policy context and main structural factors that define housing risks such as the small social rented sector, the small private rental sector and the increasing unemployment and poverty rates due to the economic crisis, will be outlined. Following from that, a summary of Slovenia’s legislation related to evictions which illustrates the level of protection of homeowners and renters against eviction is provided, and the main data on eviction in Slovenia is described. Gaps in the data are also identified. The final section of the chapter presents a selected number of good practice measures with reflections on their limitations. In conclusion, the chapter discusses the findings and addresses the gaps in the knowledge and research in this area.
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