Multidimensional evaluation of tenants’ temporal relocation during a renovation: A comparison between two case studies from Sweden
Paper in proceedings, 2019
This research focuses on the tenants’ temporal relocation or stay in the home during renovation works and the property owners’ possibility to refurbish with intense and global interventions. The study compares two renovation strategies applied in two residential neighbourhoods in Gothenburg, Sweden, built between the 1950s and 1960s. In one neighbourhood, the tenants stayed in their homes during the renovation works, and in the other neighbourhood, the tenants were relocated to other buildings for over six months. Retrofitting interventions, investment costs, rent increase, time periods and the constructive processes are considered for each renovation strategy, as well as the impressions of the tenants and property owner entities in each neighbourhood were collected. The results compare, through a report on the affordability and effectiveness, the pros and cons of a relocation or non-relocation strategy. This research offers a real and experimental comparison that reach to political, architectural, social and economic conclusions to facilitate the decision-making regarding the tenants’ temporal relocation. Finally, it is also highlighted the need to involve the tenants in the design of effective renovation proposals.