Croatia: Towards Formalisation

  • Gojko Bežovan


Private rental housing is widespread in Croatia, especially among migrants moving to urban areas and young and low-income social groups. Also, it largely belongs to the informal economy: written contracts are rarely used, tax evasion is pervasive, institutional investment is scarce, and as such the sector is rarely considered a topic of public debate or research. Nonetheless, stories about private renting and an analysis of cases collected over the past decades provide insights into the dynamics of the sector. Moreover, signs of change have surfaced recently. Increasing demand for rental housing in the coastal region has contributed to the formalisation of renting, and recent government plans also intend to introduce greater tax control and boost the availability of vacant flats on the rental market.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gojko Bežovan
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  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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