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  • Can I move-in even though I cannot speak local language?
    There are many tenants at Borderless House who do not speak local language or have just started studying, or who visit that country for the first time. Furthermore, the local housemates moving to Borderless House are interested in foreign languages and cultures, and many of them would like to speak English in daily life. Your housemates will be happy to help you in difficult situations, and many people have actually improved their language skills after moving in. Don’t worry!
  • How much does it cost to move in?
    Initial fee 50,000 yen (30,000 yen key money and 20,000 yen deposit are included) and the first month's rent and utility fee have to be paid within three business days after the reservation is confirmed. If you would like to rent the bedding set, there is an additional one-time rental fee - 8,000 yen. (Bedding set includes sheet, mattress pad, futon, futon cover, pillow, pillow cover, and blanket.)

    *Rent and utility for the first month are calculated on a pro-rated basis from the day you move in.
    *If the room you reserved is currently available, your rent starts 2 weeks after you sent us the reservation at the latest. If the room will be available from a certain day, your rent will start 2 weeks after the available day at the latest.
    *Restoration Fee 5,000 yen~10,000 yen will be deducted from the deposit, depends on the duration of your stay.
    BORDERLESS HOUSE KOREA
    We ask for an initial fee of 800,000won total, consisting of 300,000won management fee and 500,000won deposit within 3 business days after your reservation is confirmed.
    Management fee is non-refundable and this is covering the maintenance of the house and other support we give our tenants. Deposit is refundable so we will give this back to you on your moving out day if there is no problem.
    This initial fee has to be paid within three days after the reservation was confirmed. In case you are renting a bedding set from us, there is an additional one-time rental fee of 60,000 won. Rent and utility of the first month (calculated on a pro-rated basis from the day of your move-in) has to be paid by your move-in day.
    BORDERLESS HOUSE TAIWAN
    We ask initial fee before the reservations have been confirmed, please pay $6,500 initial fee within two days after you received the payment details from us. The initial fee is including $1,500 management fee (not refundable) and $5,000 deposit (refund when moving out).
    *If the room you reserved is currently available, your rent will start to calculate from 14 days after you sent us the reservation at the latest. If the room will be available from a certain day, your rent will start to calculate from 14 days after the available day at the latest.
    Rent and utility of the first month (calculated on a pro-rated basis from the day of your move-in) has to be paid by your move-in day.
  • What is the minimum contract length? What if my move-out date is not decided yet?
    Minimum staying is one month. We make 1 year contract at first, then you can adjust the term of your contract by giving us 30 days moving out notice or 45 days renewal notice regardless the remaining contract.
    So there is no need to have your exact move-out date decided on your move-in day.
    BORDERLESS HOUSE KOREA
    Minimum staying required is one month. Except for the one month's contract, the contract period will be for 1 year. However, you can move out by giving us 30 days moving out notice regardless of the remaining. For renewal of the contract, you can renewal by giving us the notice by 45 days before the contract terminate day.
    So there is no need to have your exact move-out date decided on your move-in day.
    BORDERLESS HOUSE TAIWAN
    The minimum staying is for one month. We make a 1-year contract at first, then you can adjust the term of your contract by giving us 30 days moving out notice before you move out or 45 days renewal notice to extend your contract.
    So there is no need to have your exact move-out date decided on your move-in day.
  • Can I move-in together with my friend or partner?
    Since we are trying to create a family-like community in each house, unfortunately we do not allow two people moving in together as a couple or married couple, or an individual married person moving into Borderless House.
  • Is there an age limit? Can underage persons move-in too?
    Our goal is to build closely tied communities of tenants in more or less the same age group, and our tenants to be able to communicate and socialize actively. That is why we have an age limit from 18 to 35 years. It is possible to move-in as long as the person is a high-school graduate, or below 35 years old.
  • Can my friends or family stay overnight?
    You are welcome to have visitors during the day(up to 12PM), but out of consideration towards your housemate’s privacy, security and daily life rhythm, having someone stay overnight is strictly prohibited.
    BORDERLESS HOUSE KOREA
    Inviting any male friend or family is strictly prohibited in female-only houses. You are welcome to have visitors during the day with all housemates' permission, but having someone overnight is also prohinited for other's privacy and security.
    BORDERLESS HOUSE TAIWAN
    You are welcome to have visitors during the day(up to 12:00 AM), but out of consideration towards your housemate’s privacy, security and daily life rhythm, having someone stay overnight is strictly prohibited.
  • What kind of facilities and equipment is provided? Is there an iron?
    The common space is equipped with basic home electronics such as an air conditioner, TV, washing machine, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, rice cooker, kitchen utensils such as frying pans, pots and cutlery etc.
    *There is no common hair dryer or iron provided.
    Some houses are equipped with a dryer as well. Please check the house’s website for details.
    In each individual room, there is a desk, chair, a storage box for clothes, a book shelf, a desk light, and a garbage bin.
  • How does everyone deal with house cleaning and throwing away the garbage?
    There is no cleaning service that takes care of the house cleaning or throwing away the garbage. Instead, rules are made among the housemates to cooperate with the cleaning. Our staff will also visit the house to check the environment.
    At Borderless House, we think that the communication that is necessary for creating house rules and cleaning together is important. Communicating about these daily chores might be a new chance to learn about and deeper understand each other’s values or cultures.
    BORDERLESS HOUSE KOREA
    There is no cleaning service that takes care of the house cleaning or throwing away the garbage. Instead, rules are made among the housemates to cooperate with the cleaning. The only exception is the largest house, Chungjeongno1 house, where a cleaning service comes at fortnightly intervals.
    At Borderless House, we think that the communication that is necessary for creating house rules and cleaning together is important. Communicating about these daily chores might be a new chance to learn about and deeper understand each other’s values or cultures.
    BORDERLESS HOUSE TAIWAN
    There is no cleaning service that takes care of the house cleaning or throwing away the garbage. Instead, rules are made among the housemates to cooperate with the cleaning.
    At Borderless House, we think that the communication that is necessary for creating house rules and cleaning together is important. Communicating about these daily chores might be a new chance to learn about and deeper understand each other’s values or cultures.
  • Is there a curfew?
    There is no curfew, so you can enter and leave the house at any time you like, as long as you do not disturb your housemates.
  • When I want to move out until when and how do I have to notify my move-out? Is there a penalty fee for canceling the contract?
    Please send us an official MOVE-OUT notice from
    Moving-out request form
    our website. Your move-out request will be confirmed after we receive your official move-out request form.
    Please note, if we receive your official move-out request form less than 30 days, at least 30-day rent and utilities will be charged from the day you send us an official move-out request form, but you can still move out on your expected day.

    Please see the following information of notice day and calculation of the payment
    • If we receive your move-out request form at least 30 days before your move-out day → There's no additional fees will be charged.
    • If we receive your move-out request form less than 30 days before your move-out day → At least 30-day rent and utilities will be charged from the day you send us an official move-out request form.
    • If we receive your move-out request form more than 60 days before your move-out day → We will give you 10,000 JPY in cash on your move-out day as a reward for advance notice.

    *Restoration Fee 5,000 yen~10,000 yen will be deducted from the deposit, depends on the duration of your stay.
    BORDERLESS HOUSE KOREA
    Please send us an official MOVE-OUT notice from
    Moving-out request form
    our website. Your move-out request will be confirmed after we receive your official move-out request form.
    Please note, if we receive your official move-out request form less than 30 days, at least 30-day rent and utilities will be charged from the day you send us an official move-out request form, but you can still move out on your expected day.
    BORDERLESS HOUSE TAIWAN
    Please send us an official MOVE-OUT notice from
    Moving-out request form
    our website. Your move-out request will be confirmed after we receive your official move-out request form.
    Please note, if we receive your official move-out request form less than 30 days, at least 30-day rent and utilities will be charged from the day you send us an official move-out request form, but you can still move out on your expected day.

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