Why it’s difficult to rent a room in Japan ?

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It’s very hard to rent a room in Japan for foreigner, don’t worry even for Japanese it’s also very complicated.

For foreign people, finding a guarantor is not so easy but for some Real estate it’s necessary to know that if you have any problem of payment, it can still be made through the guarantor. The guarantor can be the parents, a friend, or your boss.

If you don’t have a guarantor the Real estate ask you to pay a guarantor company, the guarantor company will need an emergency contact person listed in order to contract with you. An emergency contact is NOT the guarantor but is someone the guarantor company can call in case you don’t pay your rent.

Some landlords and Real estate refuse foreigner who don’t speak Japanese on account of possible miscommunication which could arise and any cultural differences that may cause difficulty.

To rent an apartment using the guarantor company you need to have some conditions

For example you want to rent an apartment for 70,000 yen, you have to prove that your salary is three time the rent, around 30% of your monthly income.

you need to provide 3 different contacts :
– Your school or company informations
– A friend in Japan need to be Japanese nationality
– Your family in your home country

To be sure the guarantor company will contact your company to be sure that you are working inside, and both of this persons and will ask them their names and birthday and your relationship with you.
Of course they will contact you first and will ask you your birthday, monthly salary,

you need some documents :
– Passport and resident card
– Japanese tax document
– They may ask you 1year payslip


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