Comments on: Annals of cheap: UR apartments to die for http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/annals-of-cheap-ur-apartments-to-die-for/ How to make, save and spend money in Japan. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:29:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 By: SoSumida http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/annals-of-cheap-ur-apartments-to-die-for/comment-page-1/#comment-13927 Sun, 05 Sep 2010 08:05:40 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=1330#comment-13927 I want UR housing in Ryogoku. Go back there Lusty and try again. I’m sure you can successfully apply. I might in line behind you.

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By: Harry http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/annals-of-cheap-ur-apartments-to-die-for/comment-page-1/#comment-9538 Wed, 28 Jul 2010 01:01:46 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=1330#comment-9538 I also have lived many years in an Urban Renewal apartment and know of other non-Japanese renting UR units. I think any refusal to rent to non-Japanese can be ascribed to personal issues of the agent contacted rather than UR policy. As Miko suggests, lodge an official complaint.

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By: Simon http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/annals-of-cheap-ur-apartments-to-die-for/comment-page-1/#comment-7917 Sun, 04 Jul 2010 04:53:03 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=1330#comment-7917 I am in the process of applying for a UR apartment. The staff are very helpful, but they do like you to take a Japanese speaker if you can’t speak that much Japanese. As far as I can tell, the only issues that might stop people getting a UR apartment would be related to your visa and your income.

The whole system is very fair, with no key money, no guarantor, and it is open to anybody. I don’t think there are renewal fees either – most private housing has the crazy one month extra rent as a ‘renewal fee’ every two years!

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By: Agim http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/annals-of-cheap-ur-apartments-to-die-for/comment-page-1/#comment-7486 Sun, 27 Jun 2010 03:31:54 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=1330#comment-7486 The last UR apartment that we rented was just a taxi meter from Tokyo Station – a 35 floors building. Its first five floors housed a Senior Home and the floors above were rental. Senior citizens had their own entrance and elevators and we could see them when they brought to the nearby matsuri-s or weekends, when their children came to see them and brought them outside. It was a daytime perfection of older citizen lining up near our entrance, taking some sun rays and greeting us. Perhaps the UR architects designed it with the idea that people can live in the same place in the above floors and enjoy their senior days downstairs.

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By: Philip http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/annals-of-cheap-ur-apartments-to-die-for/comment-page-1/#comment-6976 Sun, 20 Jun 2010 11:57:26 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=1330#comment-6976 It stands for Urban Renaissance.

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By: SS http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/annals-of-cheap-ur-apartments-to-die-for/comment-page-1/#comment-6902 Fri, 18 Jun 2010 23:52:24 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=1330#comment-6902 What does UR actually mean?

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By: Terry McDermott http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/annals-of-cheap-ur-apartments-to-die-for/comment-page-1/#comment-6817 Thu, 17 Jun 2010 14:55:10 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=1330#comment-6817 Lived in UR for several years. English, was single then. Very helpful staff, no problem at all. Lovely folk.

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