oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - The Swedish tenant-ownership model as an alternative to apartment ownership (sectional titles)
|Article Title||The Swedish tenant-ownership model as an alternative to apartment ownership (sectional titles)|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Private Law and Roman Law, University of Stellenbosch*; Max Planck Institute for Foreign and Private International Law, Hamburg**|
|Publication Date||Mar 1996|
|Pages||49 - 60|
|Keyword(s)||Apartment ownership, Housing, Law on Tenant-Ownership, Sectional titles, Sweden and Tenant-ownership schemes|
On the whole tenant-ownership represents a fairly uncomplicated means to cope effectively with the Swedish housing problems. Besides providing relative security of title coupled with owner-like powers of use and enjoyment, the relatively low running costs of the institution brings it into reach of a greater percentage of the Swedish population. Again, the fact that the tenant owners are united in a larger legal entity, namely the cooperative, allows them to bargain collectively in the political sector to safeguard their interests. In this sense the tenant-ownership scheme represents a convincing reflection of the housing policy of the modem welfare state.
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