Models og house ownership

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Bolette Helms Skieller
  • Anders Præst Andersen
This thesis was initiated by recent discussions in the Danish media about the diff erent models of house ownership available on the Danish market. In particular, the media have reported on the differences between the different models and have concluded that personal ownership of a flat or apartment is the most favorable model on the Danish housing market. The thesis begins with an analysis of the different kinds of models of house ownership on the Danish housing market. The seven existing models of house ownership are thus described with focus on economic and legal issues as well as the organizational structure of each model. The description of each model is thus used to compare and single out the most interesting models of house ownership. By doing so it is possible to build a platform to support our problem formulation. The result of the preliminary analysis indicates that personal ownership of a flat is to be preferred. This is current to the statements reported by the Danish media. Beyond this type of ownership model, the only other models of house ownership that aff ord a closer analysis are co-ownership fl at and co-operative dwelling. The analysis only concerns the two selected models of house ownership, with an emphasis on why and when the two models of house ownership are used. The analysis also includes a study on the possibility of creating conditions similar to those of the owner-occupied house in the selected models of house ownership. The analysis is based on knowledge and data from practice, especially among chartered surveyors in private practice. In the conclusion of our thesis, we draws up different kinds of solutions and confirm that in many cases the two selected models of house ownership can be used as possible alternatives to personally owned flats. The different options include rescheduling as well as division of property, and the conditions which are essential for the execution of each individual initiative to create conditions similar to those of owner-occupied houses for the occupant, are pointed out.
Publication date2007
Number of pages156
Publishing institutionInstitut for samfundsudvikling og planlægning
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