Municipal governance and changing local rental markets: medium-sized municipalities’ strategies when meeting residential property investors

2023- 2026

The project aims to investigate municipal governance and residential property investors’ establishment in medium-sized municipalities. The project will use qualitative methods to investigate municipal governance and interaction with property investors’ ownership and management of rental housing in local housing markets in medium-sized municipalities in Sweden. The project investigates and analyzes how medium-sized cities interact with property investors and how these actors become integrated with different municipal administrations and objectives closely tied to social sustainability ambitions. Also, the project investigates the tensions and contradictions that arise through the interaction between municipalities and residential property investors and their potential effect on citizens.