Czech Republic: Growth and Professionalisation

  • Martin Lux
  • Petr Sunega


The chapter describes the main milestones on the path of private renting growth in the Czech Republic after 1990 and a snapshot analysis of the status of the private rental sector today. The goal of this chapter is to show that specific interventions and regulations, often short term in nature (such as property restitution, rent regulation, or public housing privatisation), had a significant impact on the long-term meaning of private renting in the Czech Republic, that is, on its size, operation, and affordability but also its stigma and perception. Such an association between short-term policies and their long-term consequences can provide added theoretical knowledge about dynamics of housing systems.


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  • Martin Lux
    • 1
  • Petr Sunega
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of SciencesPragueCzech Republic

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