My guest house is being closed down and we have a 3 month window in which to move out by. Recently I`ve been to a lot of Fudosan looking for a new place and when they`ve heard of the length of notice to vacate my current residence, they`ve all said this is possibly illegal. Several Fudosan staff have told me that Japanese law requires landlords and such to give a minimum of 6 months notice to vacate a place of residence. If not, tenants are eligible for compensation.
Now, whether or not this pertains to renting a room in a guest house, I`m not sure so that`s why I`m asking anyone here if they know about this. I`ve been searching the forums here but it`s hard to find any information specifically concerning guest houses. If the rental company is in the wrong and it is worth me pursuing this further, naturally, I`d like to do it. Needless to say, finding accommodation in Japan is expensive and the fact that they`ve only given us 3 months to get out is not a lot of time to muster up the large sums of money required for shikikin/reikin payments.
If anyone has any advice in this matter, I`d be grateful to hear it.