Rent Life will assist you with moving into a short-term unit to help you obtain item No. 1, which you can then use to obtain items 2, 3, and 4.
Once you have all of items 1 through 5, you can then start your search for a normal apartment that is closer to your work or school, and will be cheaper in the long run compared to a short-term unit.
Prior to renting a standard, residential apartment with a typical 2-year lease, prospective tenants need to meet the same minimum requirements of a local Japanese tenant:
If you are already living in Japan, we can help you find a new apartment or house that will meet most of your needs and be within your budget. If you have recently arrived in Japan and will be moving out of a short-term unit, be sure to get have items 2 through 5 prepared prior to submitting an application for your new apartment.
Welcome to Rent Life! Having lived in Japan for more than 30 years under various situations including the SOFA status, a student visa, a working visa, a spouse visa, and now a permanent resident, I have a special insight into the difficulties and obstacles faced by fellow foreigners who are trying to rent a home in Japan. Based on my own experiences and using the advanced networking capability of Rent Life, we can offer you the best service in English related to rental and lease agreements, real estate investments, and residential remodeling services in Japan.
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