Room to grow: Apartment renting made easy

For those already living in Japan, as well as those planning to live in Japan in the future, one of the more difficult aspects of the adventure is finding and renting a suitable, comfortable place to live. Language barriers and cultural differences can often make the task arduous and frustrating. Fortunately, Daito Kentaku Leasing Co.’s e-heya.net service is a welcome partner that can help make the onerous process much, much easier.

Multilingual support with 6 languages

With a company history dating back nearly five decades, Daito Kentaku Leasing opened a new international office in June 2021, and e-heya.net offers support exclusively to foreign renters in six languages: English, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese and Vietnamese. With 240 offices spread throughout Japan’s 47 prefectures — all of which provide interpretation support in all six languages — e-heya.net can help in finding an apartment virtually anywhere in Japan, allowing foreign people to enjoy living comfortably. E-heya.net works diligently to satisfy customers’ needs, with apartments ranging from one room and 1DK (one room with a dining and kitchen area) to 1LDK (one room with a living room, dining room and kitchen) on up to larger places with a number of separate bedrooms.

As the population of Japan declines, national and local governments, companies, universities and vocational schools are working hard to attract foreign people to Japan to meet current and future labor requirements. All of these newcomers will need a place to live. Because about 85 percent of foreign renters in the country may speak one of the six languages in which e-heya.net offers support, the company is the ideal choice for nearly everyone looking to come to Japan, whether for work or study.

Japan’s No. 1 agent for rental properties for 12 years

Named the nation’s “No. 1 Real Estate Agent for Rental Properties” by the Weekly National Housing Newspaper (Shukan Zenkoku Chintai Jutaku Shinbun in Japanese) vol. 1491 issued on Jan. 3 and 10, 2022, for 12 consecutive years, the company has earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence. With over 1 million properties under management, e-heya.net can help anyone from students to professionals find properties that meet a variety of criteria, including those with elevators, secure entryways and even pet-friendly flats.

No co-signers required

Another major hurdle and potential headache for foreigners trying to rent an apartment in Japan is that many landlords require renters to have a guarantor, or co-signer (hoshonin in Japanese). A guarantor acts as an insurance policy, agreeing to pay for missed rent or damage to the property if a renter is unable to pay or the contract is terminated early, such as when a renter leaves the country. Due to the huge financial burden a guarantor has to take on, even Japanese people have trouble securing one, and it can be very difficult for a foreigner to find someone qualified — usually a Japanese national — and willing to take on the responsibility. Fortunately, most of e-heya.net’s properties do not require renters to secure a guarantor to get an apartment, eliminating one of the more difficult aspects of finding a place to live in this country.

 

Generous after services

Going above and beyond just finding rental apartments, e-heya.net provides a number of services to make foreigners’ stay in Japan — whether long or short term — that much easier and more convenient. The company will assist renters with setting up internet connections, finding cleaning and moving services and helping to set up utilities such as electricity, water and gas. The company is also able to accept e-payments, making rent payments much more convenient.

Purchasing appliances in Japan can be a costly undertaking and disposing of them when leaving the country can be an expensive and somewhat complicated due to various recycling rules and regulations. To help people with this aspect of the moving process, the company offers rental packages that give tenants the ability to rent furniture, home appliances and home electronics.

For most renters, contact with the real estate agency ends when they take possession of the keys. However, this is not the case with e-heya.net as they provide after-care services for the properties that they manage. They will help tenants with issues such as water leaks, lost keys and problems with basic equipment.

Although a key element of  company offers support in six languages, they also understand the importance of finding more properties that are foreigner-friendly. They are working diligently to expand their partnerships with owners and management that are open to renting to foreigners.

e-heya.net International Office

For those living in Japan and considering a move to those thinking of coming to Japan for work or education, there is no better real estate agency than the international office of e-heya.net. With the main office conveniently located in Shinjuku Ward, the company’s agents are available for telephone, video or in-person consultations. Their online service allows people to view properties via video call (app required). With a huge number of properties located throughout Japan’s archipelago, multilingual service, rental packages for furniture and appliances, as well as unparalleled after-care services, e-heya.net is here to help foreign renters find a place to call home while pursuing their dreams of living in Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information

e-heya.net website: https://www.eheya.net/en/index.html

About e-heya.net International Office: https://www.eheya.net/en/office/tokyo/international/index.html

Address: 2nd floor, San-shin Building 1-14-15 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo,Japan 169-0072
Access: Located above the au Shop: a 5-minute walk from Shin-Okubo Station.

Contact us toll free at 0800-919-4954
E-mail international@kentaku.co.jp

Business Hours: 10am to 6pm
Closed Day:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and summer and winter holidays

 

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