'Housing giants Blackstone and Heimstaden frstrate tenants: increase in cases in LLO'
By Anne Diklev Pallesen. Published in DR (Denmark) on 4 September 2019
Original headline in Danish: Boliggiganterne Blackstone og Heimstaden frustrerer lejere: Stigning i sager i LLO
The biggest Danish tenants' association (Lejernes Landsorganisation, LLO) reported that from mid-August 2018 to mid-August 2019 there was a 22% increase in the number of complaints it received regarding landlords in Copenhagen: it went from 1,413 to 1,727 cases.
The increase was reportedly due to foreign corporate landlords like Blackstone (which at the time operated in Denmark through 360 North, which now is called Kereby).
The second biggest tenants' association (Danske Lejere) also reported an increase in complaints regarding foreign corporate landlords.
Regulatory levels: local (Copenhagen municipality), national (Danish government), EU (single market, regulations that restrict the construction of public housing in member states).