Real estate glossary

Initial of term

A row


We show living dining kitchen.

By area, LDK, under are DK more than 8-10 tatami. Around 4 or 5 tatami is often called K. In addition, when there is S, it becomes SLDK and means that we are belonging to storeroom.

KA row

Fire insurance

Guarantee for household effects which encountered damage when fire and water leak were caused by the end of lease life.

When we conclude building lease contract, we insure in period same as term of a contract of room. ① household effects (resident) insurance ② tenant liability insurance (compensation for damages for landlord) ③ individual compensation insurance (compensation responsibility for another person) packages one in insurance contents. We actually often make up for the damage by personal compensation insurance when we damage downstairs room by leak of water. It is stopping payment on, but there is refund if we cancel insurance when halfway left the room.


K means kitchen in kitchen. Layout of room is used by term which we showed. Area is around 4 or 5 tatami.

In difference in area, LDK, around 6-7 tatami are often called DK more than 8-10 tatami.


Lump sum to pay to landlord when we update lease contract. Share is generally market price for one month of rent.

SA row

Deposit (敷金, shiki-kin)

Because tenant of building secures debt in wage charges and others lease contract, we say money to issue to landlord.
When contract is finished, deposit is returned after the withdrawal for tenant after having subtracted this if there are unpaid wage charges.

TA row

Agent fee (仲介手数料, chukai tesuryo)

When and we sell real estate through housing land and building dealer and buy or lend and borrow, based on mediation contract, it is money to pay to housing land and building dealer as contingency fees.
We say mediation fee (mediation reward).

Terrace house

We say 2-story consecutive ridge type house.
As we continue in wall for common use with next door, it is built of consecutive ridge and is said to be even if we build tenement house.
Site of each dwelling unit becomes severalty of each dwelling unit.


Dining kitchen. Kitchen and meal space. There are many things of around 6-7 tatami.

Further area is often called LDK.

NA row

Private view

Having you show cases to lease real estate the inside of the room by guidance of real estate agent before contract. Abbreviation of internal visit of building.

Listing which you liked by drawings performs private view by all means, and check in various ways. We do not necessarily fit the present situation (the real thing) and floor plan (including cityscape of neighborhood). I will regret that we contract only by drawing after entering. When we make private view, we ask real estate company for arrangement.

Entering examination

Owner, real estate (management) company, examination company apply content for contractor to entering condition before contract, and examine.

RA row

Key money (礼金, rei-kin)

When we conclude lease contract of building, tenant says money paid as reward to landlord.
Even if contract is finished, we are not usually returned to tenant.

WA row


We are comprised of room without partition, restroom bus between residence space and kitchen. Abbreviation of efficiency.