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In Japan, only 30% of all rentals are available to foreigners
That's why we guarantee all our rooms can be rented to foreigners!
We are providing a multilingual service (English, Chinese and Korean)Foreigners often have problems with language and the different renting when they try to rent a room. "IFSA Room Rental Support" introduces an experienced and professional real estate company for foreigners to you The company provides support three languages (English, Chinese, Korean)
No guarantor is required, and applications from overseas are also welcomed.Tenants are required to pass a strict check and designate a guarantor when they start to rent a room.This is because real estate laws in Japan are in favor of tenants. "IFSA Room Rental Support" not only accepts applications from foreigners in Japan, but also from people overseas. A guarantor is not required, because we are working with third-party guarantors.
No deposit and no thanks money/ Room sharing/ Student dormitory/ Company housing...etcNo deposit and no thanks money/ room sharing/ student dormitory/ company housing/ furnished...etc, please send us requests for anything you want. Based on your request, our real estate company, which is trusted by both tenants and owners, will offer a suitable room for you!
What is a guarantor?Landlord faces the risk of nonpayment or losing contact with the tenant. To reduce these risks, the owner requires the tenant to designate a guarantor beforehand. If any problem happens, the guarantor will make the payment on behalf of the tenant. The guarantor bears the same responsibility as a tenant, so the tenant’s relatives usually act as guarantor.
Foreigners and GuarantorsThe guarantor system is widespread in Japan, because Japanese laws on real estate benefits tenants. However, this system becomes a big obstacle for foreigners wanting to rent a room. A guarantor must be Japanese and have stable income, so family members of a foreigner cannot become his/ her guarantor. Japanese people are cautious of becoming a guarantor for others. Therefore, it is very difficult for foreigners to find a guarantor.
No guarantor system of "IFSA Room Rental Support"Recently, third-party guarantors have become popular in Japan because there have been many cases where even Japanese cannot find a guarantor. But many third-party guarantors still require another guarantor and emergency contact details. Only a few companies do not need a guarantor and emergency contact details. This is very inconvenient for foreigners. Because landlords trust our real estate company, we are able to provide rentals with “No guarantor system”. If a guarantor is not required, people can look for and decide on a room before coming to Japan. Just fill in the documents and pick up the room key! ※Not in every cases. The procedures may change in some cases.
Deposit for a rainy day“敷 金 ”(Shikikin) is a deposit that the tenant gives the owner in case of some problems. When the tenant is in arrears or the room is in need of repair and the fault lies with the tenant, the owner pays the cost from the deposit. The owner will give the leftover money from the deposit back to the tenant when he/ she moves out of the room. Details of the deposit rule are different for each contract, but generally the deposit is 2 months of rent, and it is paid at the time of closing the deal. Please avoid damaging the room in order to increase the amount of deposit you get back. 1 Don’t damage the walls (Don’t use screws, nails or thumbtacks) 2 Be careful not to let furniture bang against the wall or drag on the floor. 3 Clean up the room frequently 4 No smoking in the room
“Thanks money/ commission” is never returnedA tenant has to pay Thanks money and commission to the owner. Thanks money is called “礼金”(reikin) in Japanese. Whether you have to pay thanks money or not depends on the region. There are also different ways of saying thanks money in Japanese and different amounts are required depending on the owner. Thanks money is never returned once the contract is signed. Commission is required by law. Generally, thanks money is 1-2 months of rent. The tenant pays it at the time of closing the deal. Commission is a month of rent in general.
The other expenses
- 1 Fire insurance(15,000~30,000yen)
- 2 You have to pay next month’s rent at the time of closing the deal.(If you move into the room in the middle of month, you have to pay daily and next month’s rent)
- 3 When you lose the room key, you must renew the key for crime prevention (10,000~20,000yen)
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