Real Estate Registration
About real estate registration
Real property registration is a system for land and buildings that documents ownership of properties, including location, size, and current owner(s), in addition to ownership and mortgage history.
The registration system exists to preserve the rights of property owners and facilitate smooth real estate transactions.
Japan’s real estate registration system is unique in several ways. For instance, buildings and land have separate registrations. Compared with other countries the system is relatively complex, and transfer of ownership requires a considerable amount of legal paperwork. However, as a result of this thorough registration process, Japanese real estate transactions are extremely secure.
STK Legal has a strong reputation in the real estate industry for our unparalleled skill in facilitating real estate transactions. Our team is often called upon by Japan’s foremost financial institutions to handle any type of registration procedure. Whether it is a transfer of ownership for a house or condominium, registration of a newly-built condominium, trusts, addition / removal of mortgages, gifting, or division / distribution of property: if it can be done, we can do it without fail. We work on behalf of owners, sellers, banks, and real estate agents.
We are also highly experienced in handling real estate transactions that require an additional degree of review, such as voluntary sales (pre-foreclosure) or confirming the intentions of an individual of advanced age. Our firm has extensive experience in handling complex transactions.
Our team of professionals can guide you through all of the necessary procedures to ensure a secure transaction, including assistance by consultants who are native speakers of English, Chinese, and Korean.
With offices in Tokyo, Osaka and Singapore, STK Legal is a partner you can trust for real estate transactions. You can also benefit from our existing network of strategic partnerships with major financial institutions including Japan’s largest banks and major real estate companies to ensure a smooth process.
Contact us by phone or email to schedule a free consultation.
Tokyo: +81 (0)3-3234-1077
Nagoya: +81 (0)52-526-2261
Osaka: +81 (0)6-6362-3003
We will provide a fee estimate based on your needs.
Upon being contracted by the client, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the real estate and commence the registration procedures.
Apply for registration
After confirming all documents and the intentions of all involved parties on closing (settlement) day, we will promptly apply for registration.
After completing the real estate registration procedures, we promptly deliver the completed documents to the client after final confirmation of the title deed certificate and real property registration certificate.