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Legal Review on Governmental Housing Policy in the 1st Half of 2011

  • Public Land Law Review
  • Abbr : KPLLR
  • 2011, 54(), pp.75-94
  • Publisher : Korean Public Land Law Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

Jeong Kuk Won 1

1대구대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study analyzes and reviews major contents of the governmental housing policy in the first half of 2011. The ultimate goal of governmental housing policy is housing welfare as a pleasant living space. The core element of housing welfare is stabilization and improved quality of living space. Housing issue now becomes a social issue ubiquitous in any country beyond an personal problem in living condition. In this respect, improvement of housing welfare becomes an issue that can be resolved by implementing national policy way beyond personal solution level. In implementing national housing policy, the rationales for governmental intervention includes the constitution and many other housing-related laws. Korea's constitution stipulates in Article 35, Item 3 that "The state should make an effort to ensure the public can live under pleasant housing condition through housing development policy and others.", and many related laws including the housing law regulate promotion and implementation of national housing policy as the obligations of the state and the local governments. Korean government announced national housing policies 4 times in the first half of 2011. The contents are as follows: 1) ‘measures to stabilize lease and rent market among price stabilization policy’ on January 13, 2011; 2) supplementary measures to stabilize lease and rent market , which aims to mitigate tenant's burden and boost the supply of rental house on February 11, 2011; 3) ‘measures to boost house trade’ on March 22, 2011; 4) ‘measures to facilitate soft landing of construction market and house supply’. As such, Korean government has announced many policies consecutively. The reasons for the government to develop such housing policies can be found in its effort to solve social issues including boosting economy, inhibiting speculation, stabilizing housing for the ordinary class and maintaining equity in distribution. This study is aimed to identify the legal grounds of such housing policies and propose the measures for housing stabilization and improvement of housing quality through the analysis and review of their contents.

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