Regulating Home Ownership: Building Societies and the Housebuilding Industry

  • David Cowan
Part of the Macmillan Law Masters book series (PMLM)


‘What a magnificent contradiction! The construction of houses is fundamentally necessary for the survival of the species and the reproduction of the capacity to labour yet those who labour do not receive wages and salaries sufficient to purchase those dwellings unless the physical attributes of the houses are so primitive as to constitute a threat in the short of long run to health and to diligent labour.’ (Merrett, 1982, p. 72)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Cowan
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  1. 1.University of BristolUK

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