Hiya, I am new to these pages but I have a very strange question. I have heard of a case from an acquaintance where a person in my city is being required to pay rent from a couple of years back because the fudosan did not collect it!
Sorry, it`s not me (honest) so I can`t give more details but from my friend who knows them, this person is just livid at now being hit for such a huge bill. As it turns out it was a case of the fudosan not giving an account number or passbook for the renter to pay the rent into each month.
Therefore the renter (another gaijin) thought it was being done by automatic transfer from their bank account montly. Apparently they do a number of different jobs and use that account`s cash card、not a passbook. They also get any number of their bills paid from there by automatic transfer so they didn`t notice that rent was being taken out. The fudosan is denying all responsibility (as they do here!) so I am curious as to what is the legal position of ANY renter in Japan in such a case? Surely the negligence of the fudosan makes them half liable?
Obviously nobody is helping this person with real advice. It`s just `You are a bad gaijin who didn`t pay the rent!` Does anybody know if the fudosan actually cannot enforce this now? This amazed me when I heard it!