Outline for real-estate registration in Japan
When You Are Buying / Selling / Inheriting Property In Japan, We Can Represent You On The Registration With The Legal Affairs Bureau.
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We are happy to help you with your real-estate/inheritance matter.
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Documents Required For Real Estate Registration For Non-Japanese Persons
◎In the case where a non-Japanese residing outside Japan is buying property in Japan
･An affidavit in which the information needed for the identification of the buyer (buyer’s nationality, address, name and birth date for example) is documented
◎In the case where a non-Japanese residing outside Japan is selling property in Japan
・Letter of proxy to a Judicial Scrivener with necessary processing done (for example, the seller may need to have the signatures on the letter of proxy notarized at the notary public office of the seller’s home country)
The documents you will need may vary according to the circumstances. Please feel free to call our Judicial Scriveners with the expertise in legal procedures for further information.
◎In the case where a non-Japanese residing in Japan is buying property in Japan
・Certificate of residence (Juminhyo) issued by your local municipality
◎In the case where a non-Japanese residing in Japan is selling property in Japan
・Certificate of residence (Juminhyo) and seal registration card issued by your local municipality
*If you moved after the purchase of property, you would need to verify the change of residence.
You can obtain a copy of Juminhyo at your local municipal office. Note that due to the enactment of the Basic Resident Registration Law on July 09, 2012 which abolished the Alien Registration System, data under the system is no longer managed by local municipalities but is stored by the Ministry of Justice. If your current address is different from the address before the law enactment, you will need to request the Ministry for your data.
It may take 2 -4 weeks (or longer) for the Ministry of Justice to process your request.
*You will be required to submit documents for ordinary real estate registration in addition to the above. Please call us for further information.
◎We have to go through complicated procedures to complete real-estate registration. Our expert staff including efficient Judicial Scriveners and English speakers will help you out with your paperwork.
|1||Client contacts us by e-mail/ telephone|
|2||Schedule an appointment|
|3||Consultation with Judicial Scrivener at Shinjuku office|
|4||Judicial Scrivener reviews the property registers at the Legal Affairs Bureau and confirms the current status of ownership and mortgage|
|5||Description of registration formalities and mobilization fee will be informed to the client and the client sign and seal the proxy to Judicial Scrivener|
|6||Confirmation of payment for mobilization|
|7||Research, obtain and translate necessary documents|
|8||Fixed fee will be informed, client sign and seal the documents required for real-estate registration|
|9||After confirmation of payment, Judicial Scrivener will have a meeting with Legal Affairs Bureau to complete the documents|
|10||Judicial Scrivener applies for registration at the Legal Affairs Bureau|
|12||Some of the documents returned to the client and the procedure completes|
※This flow chart is one example of the registration procedures. Details may vary according to the circumstances.