View Full Version : Guarantors,how does it work? Help required please.
2002-01-26, 04:45 PM
i am in Fukuoka right now looking for a place to live.
(And shelter from the rain too at the moment).
We ran into several places called:@weekly mansions.
But they all need a japanese bank account. Or a Japanese Guarantor. Can anyone tell me how you solved this problem.
Or if there is a solution at all?
Thanks a lot.
Jeroen & Bianca
2002-01-27, 01:08 AM
To get a Guarantor, I believe you need to have a Japanese person who is willing to make payments on the place you rent in case you skip out unexpectedly or something. Usually, guarantors come in the form of employeers I heard.
Do you have a job? Could your company act as your Guarantor?
2002-01-27, 08:59 AM
Thank you for replying so soon.
No job yet. Is there another way?
What do i need to open a Japanese bank account?
Is it possible at all?
2002-01-27, 10:56 AM
Afraid you are wet & screwed.
Long ago, anyone could open a japanese bank acct. but because of $ laundering problems now a gaijin needs a alien card. You can not get this card until you get a job and a work visa!
They are especially paranoid after the 911 attacks. A friend WITH that card needed written proof of his japan ADRESS & EMPLOYER as well.
The only option is hotels or gaijin houses. Or a cardboard box....
2002-01-27, 11:39 AM
Have you considered public housing? They accept foreigners, and you don't need a guarantor. I'm not sure about a bank account though. You have to pay three month's rent in advance, but apparently you get most of it back at the end. I've had a couple of foreign friends who have lived in public housing. Unfortunately, if you're not married, have proof of being engaged to be married, or related to each other, they won't let a man and woman live together. (And even if you have proof of being engaged, they usually ask for proof of marriage within 6 months!)
2002-01-28, 02:44 AM
He does not have a job visa or gaijin card yet, HOW could he get PUBLIC HOUSING?
2002-01-29, 09:56 AM
Wow, lots of replies. Thanks mates.
Anyway, it doesn't sound encouraging. We keep up the good spirit though .
Anyone who wants to be my guarantor?? I mean , it's ust a formality after all. Stupid question maybe. But anyway, think about it.Let us know.
And for Public Housing: i haven't tried yet. Also haven't got a clue what you mean by this? You mean Gaijin houses? They are Not in Fukuoka, as far i know.
Well thanks again.
2002-01-29, 01:45 PM
Anyone who wants to be my guarantor?? I mean , it's ust a formality after all.
If I am your guarantor and you dont pay the rent I HAVE TO
if you trash the place I PAY FOR THE REPAIR
if you break the lease I PAY THE REMAINDER
2002-01-30, 07:33 PM
Don't get upset. You are right. It happens, the way you describe it.
But it is not what i had in mind when i wrote it. I mean, we don't intend to behave like that. We have just got stuck because of what from my point of view is formal reasons.
But you are right. Nevertheless don't worry about yourself and don't be my guarantor if you don't trust it. We will get by .
Ps We have found a guarantor!!!Yahooooo
2002-01-31, 02:04 PM
How could you do that?