Japan is known for its expensive initial moving fees. If you were wondering whether there’s a way to save some money in the moving process, this article is for you.
First of all, let me introduce you to some fees that you are not obligated to pay.
You can deny paying any sort of document preparation fees. You also can not be charged with the cost of a personal fire extinguisher, since it’s the apartment owner’s responsibility to provide one. We recommend denying any pest control or disinfection fees as well.
In the year 2018, there was an explosion of unused insect spray cans that were stored in Apaman company’s office. The explosion happened while an employee tried to recycle expired cans. This incident made it clear that the company wasn’t disinfecting apartments despite charging clients with disinfection fees.
Some companies may try to charge you, but it’s just a way for them to earn some extra money. Be aware of this and don’t get fooled!
Are you thinking of moving Tokyo in the near future? If so, January might be the perfect time for you! Here are a few reasons why:
According to Sanko Estate Co., Ltd.’s market research released earlier in May, the vacancy rate in the five central wards of Tokyo increased 0.04% from the previous month and now is 4.16%. Vacancy rates in Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato, Shinjuku, and Shibuya are said to be slowly going up for the last three month.