Gosh! So you cant even reason with them that you dont get any type of allowance? Would they take your LES as proof or your civilian pay stub?
underestimate the power & change Japanbases.com members can have."
Life Town Japan
Posted By Life Town Japan on 04-16-2012 10:49 AM
There are several reasons for the price difference between military and Japanese. The Japanese contract is a 2 year contract that has to be renewed at the end of that 2 years. So every 2 years you pay the agent's fee and landlord's fee again, but not on the military contract. There are several requirements that have to be meet for a base contract that is not needed for a Japanese contract, ie light fixtures and a/c units. Also a Japanese contract requires a cleaning fee, changing of the locks, and changing any tatami that is in the home where as the base contract does not allow for this. The price difference covers these plus a bit more for the owner. There is a lot more that goes into the difference in price that I could explain to anyone who wants information on the whys. As for my office I factor in what the local market would be, what the loss to the owner would be, and come up with a fair market price for the home. I also do non military contracts that are slightly higher than the Japanese rental, but come with lights and a/c units and are not renewed every 2 years. I have done the break down for people in the past and the month rental payment over a 3 year tour would only be around 5,000 yen a month more for my properties than if I rented it on a Japanese contract.