Housing: Housing Consultation
Anyone with questions on the following matters should consult on the number below:
- 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
- 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
- Money reserved for repairs