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5 Reasons Why Foreigners Can’t Rent Apartments in Japan


Hey what’s up YouTube? Are you new to
Japan? Thinking about moving to Japan? Or you’ve been here a while, and you have
difficulty finding a place to live? Well, here are the five reasons why foreigners are denied housing in Japan. Please Like & Subscribe. All right, you’re a perfect candidate for
the apartment in every way, but for some reason, you just don’t get it. The number one reason is due to discrimination. The real estate agent, the owner, or
whoever’s renting you the apartment, or house, doesn’t have a disclosed the reason they rejected your application. In 2016, the Japanese Ministry of Justice
took a survey and they asked those who submitted a rental application for a
home if they had difficulty renting an apartment. 52% said they had never been denied housing based on their nationality. However, about 39% reported that their application was rejected based on the fact that they were foreigners. In a separate question, 27% of respondents stated that they had at some point given up on their apartment search because they had seen signs that read, No foreigners allowed! The number two reason why your application may be rejected is because your salary is not high enough. Here in Japan a general rule is, that no more than 33% of your salary
should go towards your housing cost. Some agencies use a calculation of 36. What that means is, whatever your rent is, they will multiply that by 36 and that should at least be the income earned for one year. Number three on the list, is your
income or your job isn’t considered stable. If you’re in-between careers or you just don’t have a stable job. That can pose some difficulty. One of the reasons why landlords and property take a look at this is because it’s very hard to evict people here in Japan, especially if you’ve made payments on time say for a full year. Tenants enjoy very strong rights
under Japanese law. Japanese landlords basically want to avoid a situation where they have to evict you. So here are the some of the categories
that the rental agencies or your landlord will take a look at: Whether or not you’re a contract employee as opposed to a regular employee called “seishain” here in Japan. If you’re working from a temp agency. For example, maybe you arrived in Japan but you haven’t found full-time employment, and you sign up with the temp agency and you’ve been bouncing from company to company doing work. Also, if you’re self-employed. If you’re self-employed you haven’t been in business that long that can raise red flags. Lastly, if your income is irregular. So what’s used for verification on all of this? Your tax records. Number four on the list: Your guarantor’s income isn’t high enough. Everyone in Japan is required to have a guarantor. Lots of times in Japan when folks are seeking apartments or a house to rent, especially if you’re young, they will use their parents or grandparents as guarantors. So one of the reasons why this is difficult nowadays is due to Japan being an aging society. If you’re on a pension in Japan, it is pretty difficult nowadays to vouch for someone else’s rent. People looking for apartments will sign with a guarantor company. What’s typically done is you’ll give half a month’s, or a full month’s rent to the guarantor company, and that will help you secure a contract. Fifth on the list is, you made a bad impression with your property manager, the real estate agent, or the owner. So whether you show up to your
appointment late, you’re not dressed properly, not well groomed, or you wear your
shoes inside the dwelling. This could have a negative impact, and cause you to have your application rejected. Remember common courtesies when viewing a home, and dress to impress, when trying to secure an apartment. Also a word of advice. January to March is the busy season here in Japan as far as looking for apartments, and that has to do with new company employees looking for a place to live prior to starting work. So if possible, you want to avoid the peak season when searching. If you’re planning on moving near a US military base, your in for some stiff competition. Let’s say that you’re renting an apartment for the equivalent of 100.000 yen. Let’s call it a $1,000 dollars, and 100 yen equals $1.00. The property management
company or landlord will rent to the military personnel, or civilian personnel
employed by the US government at a rate at 2 to 2.5 times what they would
normally rent a regular person that’s not affiliated with the US government. So beware, competition is stiff out there! There you have it those are the top five
reasons why applications for rentals are rejected. Thanks for watching be sure to subscribe hit that like button, and check back for the next video. 5 Reasons Why It’s Difficult For Foreigners To Rent in Japan? Thank you for watching! Please subscribe for additional videos! Black Tokyo – First in Urban Japan! Est. 1999 Please Like & Subscribe.

72 Comments

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Aug 8, 2019, 6:00 am Reply

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Aug 8, 2019, 7:05 am Reply

Hm… Yeah, I was lucky enough in Tokyo to find an agency run by a woman who was super nice and she did not care that I was a foreigner. Before that I searched all over to no avail.
Now that I have my own business, I can not get an apartment. I tried, but always turned down. My income is irregular, and it does not matter that I own a home and business.
I have been told to exaggerate my income on my tax papers. Even if I have to pay more taxes, it is better for getting a loan.
So I move to the home I own. Not ideal, but what to do? When I was younger and had a regular salary job, I still needed my CEO of the company to force his CFO to sign papers for me to get a 60,000 yen apartment. (Try getting that in S.F.)
It is not lost on me that I am am not a black dude with a big afro. I am sure that would make it even harder.

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I did not know that foreigners can not rent an apartment until now, but I could know it thanks to this video.
I hope it will be seen by more Japanese people.

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Aug 8, 2019, 7:28 pm Reply

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Aug 8, 2019, 2:07 pm Reply

エリックさんアドゴニーとは会ってるの?

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