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Housing: Housing Consultation

Anyone with questions on the following matters should consult on the number below:

TEL: 075-432-2011

  • General Consultation Monday to Friday 9:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 17:00 (excluding national holidays, and the year-end holiday)   
  • Legal (lawyer) Every Thursday 13:30 to 16:30  (excluding national holidays and the year-end holiday)
  • Construction, Earthquake-resistant (architect) First and third Tuesday 13:30 to 16:30  (excluding national holidays and the year-end holiday)

1. Difficulties on leaving rented accommodation

  • 200,000 yen of deposit is not returned
  • 300,000 yen is claimed to return property to its original state
  • The cost to return property to its original state is deducted from the deposit
  • How much is the share of the cost to return property to its original state ?

2. Housing sales contract

  • You want to know what aspects of the contract to pay attention to
  • Is money already placed down returned in the event of contact annulment?
  • Special housing loan agreement
  • Cooling-off period system
  • How much is to be paid to the tradesmen ?
  • Explanatory notes of important items
  • What is the ’housing with construction condition` ?
  • Purchase of uncompleted buildings, and rental contracts
  • Registration of real estate

3. Defective housing

  • Mildew on the walls/condensation etc
  • Leak in roof/veranda
  • Bad ventilation (closet, bathroom, and underfloor storage areas)
  • Water leaks (toilet/lavatory)
  • Poor construction (ground subsidence and cracks in the concrete)
  • Is there a public organization to research housing matters?
  • What to do to share the cost of housing repairs and claim compensation for damages?

4. Contracts for rented housing

  • Is deposited money returned in the case of cancellation ?
  • How much compensation is to be paid if the request to move is cancelled?
  • Rent increases
  • Deposit and security

5. Construction, rebuilding and repair of housing

  • Not constructed/repaired as requested
  • Trader goes bankrupt before housing is completed
  • Is cancellation possible after construction starts ?
  • Responsibility for latent defects
  • Measures against termites

6. Neighborhood

  • Obstruction of sunshine and view due to construction of apartments in the neighborhood
  • Noise from neighbors
  • Destruction/rebuilding of detached neighboring property
  • Construction of rails/barriers and change in ventilation system
  • Difficulties concerning property borders with neighbors
  • Rainwater/fallen snow from neighboring house

7. Apartment management

  • Problems for the management of the apartment corporate body
  • Problems for the apartment supervisor
  • Problems with the partitions between areas for common use and those for exclusive use
  • Failure to pay for upkeep
  • Problems with parking space
  • Noise
  • Pets
  • Money reserved for repairs
  • Rebuilding