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  • HOW TO RENT

  • - First time renters -

  • STEP 1
  • Property Search
  • Please search available properties on our web-site. If you are interested in viewing the property please apply through our web-site.
  • STEP 2
  • Property Viewing
  • Through consultation with us, we will arrange a date and time to accompany you and show you the property.
  • STEP 3
  • Property Application
  • If you would like to rent a property, you may apply for occupancy through consultation with us.

- Procedures from application to contract -

With a co-signer

Submission of an application for occupancy

Examination of the application for occupancy

› Submission of documents needed for examination of application
› Confirmation of intention of a co-signer

Examination of application is passed

Sealing the contract by a co-signer

Contract signing and payment

Handing over of key

Residency starts !

With a guarantor company

Submission of an application for occupancy and an application
for a guarantor company

Examination of an application for occupancy

› Submission of documents needed for examination of application
› Confirmation of emergency contact by telephone

Examination of application is passed

Contract signing and payment

Handing over of key

Residency starts !

= We can arrange a mover =
If required, we have an agreement
with a moving company specializing in working
with foreigners in Tokyo, and communicates in English. For detailed information,
please contact us.
  • Utilities setting

We recommend arranging utilities before occupancy.

GAS

  • Before the move
  • Application for connection, and reservation for a gas company to visit your property
    (two or three days before of your moving)

From Fixed-line Phones: 0570-002211

From Mobile Phones: 03-5722-0111

  • On the day of move
  • Connection set-up by a representative from the gas company.
    (your presence is required)

ELECTRICITY

  • Before the move
  • Application for use

http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/customer/online/online01-e.html

WATER

  • Before the move
  • Application for use

http://uketsuke.waterworks.metro.tokyo.jp/eng/index.html

Procedures for moving out and moving in

In the event of a change in residential region (city/ward/town/village), you have to report your move to the former municipal office and report your move to the municipal office in the new residential region.
Required documents include: residence card or special permanent resident certificate or alien registration certificate (in reporting move in, the aforesaid document plus move out certificate).

http://www.soumu.go.jp/menu_kyotsuu/important/kinkyu02_000123.html

  • HOW TO VACATE

  • - When moving out is decided -

Vacating a premises consists of three procedures.

  • STEP 1
  • Vacating a premises

Notifying the managing company of the planned move-out-date
(Deadline for notification of the move is mentioned in the contract)

Deciding on the day for inspection

Moving out day

Attending inspection

Fee adjustment for cleaning and restoration fees

  • STEP 2
  • Notify utility companies
  • STEP 3
  • Reporting the move to the municipal office

    (procedures for reporting the move to the municipal office in the new residential region)

We will assist the person who has signed a contract with us regarding these procedures upon vacating a premises.
Typical apartment restrictions
Keeping pets
(unless permission is given by the landlord)
Playing musical instruments
(unless permission is given by the landlord)
Making any kind of alterations to the apartment
without receiving written permission in advance
(i.e. nailing things into walls or painting rooms)
Living with someone who is not specified in the contract /
Subletting to other people without permission
Using the room for purposes not specified in the contract
(For example, using a residential space for business purposes)
BBQ on the porch /
terrace / balcony
Rules of use
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Garbage collection days, times and methods vary from area to area.
    A detailed document outlining the procedure is available at your local town hall.
  • Bathroom / toilet
  • Due to the high level of humidity in Japan, please ensure that the bathroom and toilet are ventilated frequently. In the event of mold due to poor ventilation, the tenant will be held responsible.
    Please keep the pipes free from blockages such as hair and rubbish. Do not flush anything except for toilet paper down the toilet.
  • Kitchen
  • ・ Dispose of used oil by pouring it into something absorbent like a newspaper and put it out as burnable garbage.
  • ・ Use the ventilating fan when cooking.
    Tenant will be liable for any costs required for removing any smells or dirt from the kitchen.
  • Balcony
  • When hanging laundry on the balcony, please be careful not to cause any nuisance to residents living below. Many buildings do not permit the hanging of laundry on the balcony.Please check with your landlord. Do not place anything on the emergency hatch.
  • Noise
  • Please try to limit the following noisy activities - Radios, TVs, music players, musical instruments, speaking loudly, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, showers, banging doors, etc.
  • Common areas
  • Leaving personal belongings in the common area of a building is forbidden.
Other rules
  • During living: Property damages and repairs
  • The landlord will be responsible for any faults or breakages caused by natural wear and tear to the facilities as listed in the “Important Points Explanation of Property to be liable document.
    However, the tenant will be responsible for any damages sustained due to carelessness.
    The tenant will be held responsible for any extended damages incurred due to unnecessary delay in reporting any problems.
  • During living: Small maintenance
  • The tenant may change expendable supplies on their own without the landlord’s approval
    (i.e. changing lamp/battery/packing/tatami mat)
  • After vacating: Damages and liability
  • The property should be returned in its original condition. The tenant will be held responsible for any damages sustained due to carelessness.
    However, the landlord will be responsible for any faults caused by natural wear and tear.
    ( i.e. stains on the wall caused by electrical items. )
  • Other payment
  • When renting property in Tokyo, it is not uncommon to have a special agreement in the contract
    that states that the tenant is responsible for any cleaning costs when moving out. Furthermore,
    there are some cases where the tenant will be liable for additional costs. Please be sure to check
    whether any special agreements are included in the contract.
  • Rental agreement types
  • There are two different kinds of rental agreements as follows:
    Renewable contract [ Futsu shakka keiyaku ]
    The standard contract used for housing property leasing.The owner cannot refuse to renew the contract without justifiable cause.
    Limited period contract [ Teiki shakka keiyaku ]
    The housing property lease expires at the end of the contracted period and is non-renewable unless both parties to agree to renew.
  • Documentation language
  • All important document details and contracts are written in Japanese. English translation is available.