In januariavtalet came parties agreed on five points that touched the housing. One of them concerns the free rents at the newly constructed rental units. A proposal that has received sharp criticism from the tenants ' association and which shall now be investigated before a bill is presented.
Roland Andersson, professor emeritus of real estate, and Lars Jonung, professor emeritus of finance, writes in the DN Debate to market rents only for new construction would be a step back for the Swedish housing market.
for all – without exception. Liberalisation must therefore cover the whole of the stock of hyresreglerade apartments”, they write.
Andersson and Jonung argue that a system where the only new construction is covered by market rents will lead to large differences in rents between different homes. Something that they think would mainly affect young families.
”Young families have to pay high market rents for new rental units, while older, as a rule, the more wealthy households, remain in centrally located apartments with low regulated rents.”
instead, Andersson and Jonung a method to completely phase out the regulated rents for a period of six years. It by letting the landlord pay the tenant to allow the introduction of market rents in the future.
what marknadshyran for dwelling, and for three years to pay the difference between the regulated and the free rent to an account that only the tenant has control over. During the three years, the regulated rent not to be increased.
Then they raised the rent to the market level that is determined, and the tenant can pay the increased rent with the money paid in to your account.
”Anpassningstiden can be made shorter or longer. The shorter the period, the faster it ends the housing crisis. The longer it gets, the more time is allowed to the tenants to adapt to marknadshyran,” writes Andersson and Jonung.
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