KANRI-HI: Building Maintenance Fee
- English definition: (Building) maintenance fee, common area maintenance fee
Real Estate Japan‘s word-of-the-day for January 7, 2019
Good to know
- Kanri-hi is a fee you pay, on top of your monthly rent, to pay for the maintenance of common areas in your building, such as hallways, the trash room, bicycle parking area, and so on.
- This fee is sometimes called 共益費, kyoueki-hi
- The kanji 費 is read hi, and means “fee” or “expense”
- This fee can vary from a few thousand JPY a month for smaller, older budget apartments to tens of thousands of JPY for high-end properties.
- Not all buildings require you to pay a building maintenance fee.
Yesterday’s word of the day: Shikikin – 敷金 – Security Deposit
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