The Climate Crisis as a Driver of Housing Law Reforms?

Location: WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) , Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 on 05 June 2024 Starting at 18:00 Ending at 19:30 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Lecture / discussion
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

Exploring avenues for overdue changes

This event is organized by the WU Department of Private Law

Housing is scarce and expensive. Austrian housing law, especially tenancy law, has attracted much criticism for a long time. Everyone agrees on one thing: The fragmented nature of the current situation is not only confusing but also unfair and detrimental to investments. However, several attempts at creating an easier-to-understand framework have failed. What would be the way to go to get the long overdue reform on track? And can the climate crisis maybe help to speed up the modernization efforts needed? Together with experts, we’ll be discussing ways out of the crisis in Austrian housing and tenancy law.

Keynote speaker and moderator:

Stefan Perner, Full Professor, Chair of the Department of Private Law, WU Vienna


Katharina Fröch, Chair of the Architecture Section of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Architects and Chartered Engineering Consultants, Expert Lay Judge at the Administrative Court of Lower Austria, Chair of the Lower Austrian Architectural Design Board

Karin Ramser, Director, Wiener Wohnen

Markus Reithofer, Managing Shareholder of Reithofer Immobilienbewertung GmbH, Member of the Board of the ÖVI

Johannes Stabentheiner, Honorary Professor, JKU Linz and Federal Ministry of Justice

Cilli Wiltschko, Head of Project Development, Wohnbauvereinigung für Privatangestellte

This event is an in-person event and will take place on campus. There will be no livestream.

Stefan Perner
WU Vienna
Katharina Fröch
Architecture Section of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Architects
Karin Ramser
Wiener Wohnen
Markus Reithofer
Reithofer Immobilienbewertung GmbH
Johannes Stabentheiner
Cilli Wiltschko
Wohnbauvereinigung für Privatangestellte

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