Apartment Lease Guarantor Service for Foreign Nationals

Apartment Lease Guarantor Service for Foreign Nationals

If unable to find an apartment guarantor, there is a private lease guarantor service for Kyoto University International Students and Researchers by a special fee.

1. Global Trust Networks Co.,Ltd.(GTN)

Osaka Branch Office
Address〒530-0001
2100, 21th Floor OsakaEkimae4th Building, 1-11-4,
Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Umeda, Osaka-fu, Japan
TEL06-6348-0701
FAX06-6348-0702
E-mailsupport@gtn.co.jp
URLhttp://www.gtn.co.jp/en/

Conditions

Be accepted at or work for Kyoto University
Fee DescriptionGuarantee Fee(at the first time apartment lease contract)30% of monthly rental fee (Including maintenance fee, parking fee and any other monthly fee)
Minimum fee is 10,000yen
Annual Guarantee Fee10,000yen
Guarantee bounds
  1. Rent arrears (Rent and Maintenance fee) *Max warranty is the rent for 48 months.
  2. Abandoned belongings disposal fee
  3. Abandoned belongings storage fee
  4. Eviction suit fee 
    Note: The rent during the period of abandoned belongings disposal and room restoration and the room restoration fee are not guaranteed.
This service fee is included in the guarantee fee.
”TRUST NET 21” Multiple language life support by phone
LanguageEnglish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese
Service Hours10:00a.m.-10:00p.m.
TEL03-5155-4674
(7 days a week excluding the year-end and new year holidays)
GTN gives solutions for
  1. Explanation how to set up or close gas, electricity and water
  2. Explanation how to cancel or renew the lease agreement
  3. Demand of rent arrears
  4. Troubles about garbage disposal, noise problem etc.
Reference trustnet21

Basic Application Documents

  1. Residence card
  2. Passport copy (the page of photo, name and expiry date)
  3. The copy for certificate of acceptance or employment issued by Kyoto University
    Note: 2 persons are required as emergency contact.

Real Estate Agencies GTN service is available

If the real estate agency you use is not available in the list of GTN, you need to consult with GTN Osaka Branch office (TEL:06-6348-0701) . GTN contacts your real estate agency so that you may use GTN as the housing guarantor.

Procedures

  1. Choose preferred apartment at the real estate agencies GTN service is available
  2. Fill out GTN application forms and submit the basic application documents to the real estate agency.
  3. Examination by GTN
  4. After approval, sign up contract for consignment of credits guaranty with GTN when making a lease agreement at the real estate agency.
    A lease guarantee fee shall be paid to the real estate agency at the same time.

Reference: Introduction of GTN Guarantor Service

2. Flat Agency “ F-Support” Housing Guarantor System

Conditions

  1. Be accepted at or work for Kyoto University
  2. Apartments by lease of the real estate agency “Flat Agency”
Fee Description
月額賃料Annual Guarantee Fee
Under 80,000yen10,000 yen
80,000yen~150,000yen15,000 yen
*A rent includes maintenance fees such as maintenance of communal facilities and cleaning of communal areas)
Guarantee bounds
  1. Rent arrears
  2. Renewal charge (Max warranty is the rent for one month.)
  3. Abandoned belongings disposal fee
  4. Legal costs 
Max warrantyUp to six months for monthly rent including a renewal charge

Basic Application Documents

  1. Residence card
  2. Passport copy (the page of photo, name and expiry date)
  3. The copy for certificate of acceptance or employment issued by Kyoto University
    Note: 2 persons are required as emergency contact. One is the family in home country, the other is a friend in Japan.

Procedures

  1. Choose preferred apartment at the Flat Agency.
  2. Fill out the application forms of F-Support and submit the basic application documents to the Flat Agency.
  3. Examination by F-Support
  4. After approval, sign up contract for consignment of credits guaranty with F-Support when making a lease agreement with Flat Agency.
    A lease guarantee fee shall be paid to the Flat Agency at the same time.
Remarks:
Flat Agency treats the apartment that no lease guarantor is necessary, too.
The details are available at Kyoto University previous store or Doshisya Daigaku-mae Office.

Flat Agency Branch Offices near Kyoto University Yoshida Campus

Kyoto University previous store 
Address3-6 Ushinomiya-cho, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, ZIP code: 606-8302
Office Hours10:00~18:00 (Regular holidays:every Tuesday and the 2nd Monday)
LanguageThe service in English is available.
TEL0120-36-0669/075-762-0669
FAX075-762-0670
E-mailkyodaimae@flat-a.co.jp
URLhttp://flat-a.co.jp/
Doshisha-mae Office
Address643-6 Monzen-cho, Sokokuji, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto ZIP code:602-0898
Office Hours10:00~18:00 (Regular holidays :every Wednesday and the 2nd Tuesday)
LanguageThe service in English, Chinese, Korean and Mongolian is available.
TEL0120-13-0669/075-441-0669
FAX075-432-5555
E-maildoshisha@flat-a.co.jp
URLhttp://flat-a.co.jp/

Reference

  • Apartment Search Guidebook: http://flat-a.co.jp/_userdata/heyasagashi2.pdf
  • 3.Choei “Green Guarantee Company”

    Conditions

    1. Be accepted at or work for Kyoto University.
    2. Apartments by lease of the real estate agency “Choei”

    Guarantee Fee(at the first time apartment lease contract)
    Maximum fee is 80% of monthly rental fee (Including maintenance fee, parking fee and any other monthly fee)
    Minimum fee is 22,000yen
    *A rent includes maintenance fees such as maintenance of communal facilities and cleaning of communal areas.
    Guarantee bounds
    1. Rent arrears (Rent and Maintenance fee)
    2. Abandoned belongings disposal/storage fee
    3. Eviction suit fee
    Max warrantyUp to 12 months for monthly rent

    Basic Application Documents

    1. Application forms available at Choei Global Desk
    2. Passport copy (the page of photo, name and expiry date)
    3. Residence Card (if available)
    4. The information about family in home country as emergency contact (e.g. the copy for identification card )

    Procedures *available before entering Japan

    1. Choose preferred apartment at the Choei Global Desk.
    2. Fill out the application forms of “Green Guarantee Company“ and submit the basic application documents to the Choei Global Desk.
    3. Examination by Green Gurantee Company
    4. After approval, sign up contract for consignment of credits guaranty with Green Guarantee Company when making a lease agreement with Choei Global Desk.
      A lease guarantee fee shall be paid to the Choei Global Desk at the same time.

    Refer: Choei Global Desk

    LanguageEnglish/Chinese available
    URLhttps://www.kk-choei.co.jp/global/index_en.html

    4.Zenhoren Co., Ltd.

    Kyoto Branch Office
    Address〒600-8492
    2nd floor, Sumitomo-seimei-kyoto Building, 62 Tsukihoko-cho, Shijo-dori, Shinmachi Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
    TEL075-222-7370
    FAX075-222-7361
    E-mailkyoto@zenhoren.co.jp
    URLhttps://www.zenhoren.jp/
    Note*Inquiries and applications must be made in Japanese as no English speaking staff are available.

    Conditions

    The applicant must be (or be about to be) enrolled at or employed by Kyoto University
    Fee DescriptionGuarantee fee (at the initial conclusion of the apartment lease contract)30% of the monthly rental fee (Including maintenance fees, parking fees, and any other monthly fees)
    Renewal fee (at the renewal of the lease contract)10% of the monthly rental fee
    Items guaranteed
    1. Rent arrears (rent and maintenance fees) *for a maximum of 24 months
    2. Costs for the disposal of abandoned belongings
    3. Room cleaning costs
    4. Room repair costs
    5. Eviction lawsuit costs 
    6. Room key replacement costs

    Application Documents (Note: other documents may also be required)

    1. Copy of the applicants residence card (front and back) (if the applicant is already resident in Japan)
    2. Copy of the applicant’s certificate of eligibility (if the applicant is not yet resident in Japan)
    3. Copy of the applicant’s passport (the pages that include the photograph, name, and expiry date)
    4. Copy of the applicant’s certificate of acceptance, enrollment, or employment issued by Kyoto University
    5. The contact details of an emergency contact person (the person must live in Japan and be able to communicate in Japanese. The guarantor cannot serve as the emergency contact person)

    Application Procedures

    1. Choose an apartment offered by a real estate agency which provides the Zenhoren service.
    2. Complete the Zenhoren application forms and submit the application documents above to the real estate agency.
    3. Application screening by Zenhoren.
    4. Once your application has been approved, conclude a guaranty contract with Zenhoren when concluding the leasing contract at the real estate agency. The lease guarantee fee must be paid to the real estate agency together with the other rental fees.
    If the real estate agency that you are using does not provide Zenhoren’s guarantor service, you will need to ask them to contact the Zenhoren Kyoto Branch office (TEL:075-222-7370). Zenhoren will then arrange for your real estate agency to provide the service.