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Real Estate Transactions

Real estate transactions involve a wide variety of legal issues. Even with respect to transactions involving actual real estate, the key issues differ between transactions involving vacant land and those involving land with a building and become even more complicated when leased land or leased houses are involved. Transactions involving new buildings and those involving used buildings are completely different and notable legal issues also vary depending on the features of each type of building, such as a single-family house, housing complex, condominium, and commercial building.

Moreover, real estate transactions today are not limited to real estate itself but also include the sale of trust beneficiary interests. It might not be an overstatement to say that it is not appropriate to categorize this practice area simply as involving a kind of real estate transaction.

In these real estate transactions, City-Yuwa Partners not only drafts contracts and other documents, but also provides legal due diligence, advice on legal risks, resolving legal issues that would present obstacles to sale or purchase, advice on the interpretation of contracts and laws, and regulatory compliance.

City-Yuwa Partners has practical experience in a large number of real estate transactions, its greatest strength being its ability to respond to an entire real estate transaction from the perspective of implementing preventive measures and a legal strategy which takes into account the specific practical risks involved by having its lawyers engaged in real estate disputes and those engaged in property development projects work together in the same case and by having such lawyers use their experiences gained in a large number of actual real estate disputes. While advice from lawyers without experience in disputes may often fail to satisfy the needs of clients who actually have been a party to such disputes, City-Yuwa is able to provide any and all advice on real estate transactions.

City-Yuwa is also able to adequately handle real estate tax, which is intertwined with real estate transactions. City-Yuwa lawyers are able not only to handle basic real estate tax issues, but also to provide legal and tax advice in complex cases by working together with highly specialized certified public tax accountants.

Attorneys handling this practices


Acting for major domestic real estate developers and sales companies, continuously entrusted with legal advice and lawsuits related to the development and sale of real estate.
Regarding real estate transactions, conducted numerous consultations and procedures related to the registration services, and perform numerous registration procedures based on special registration including acquisition by prescription and restoration of true registration name.
Have handled numerous procedures related to real estate auction, negotiations for withdrawn lots and other execution.
Conduct numerous lawsuits related to land readjustment, redevelopment, etc. and negotiations for adjustment of rights, and negotiations for eviction.
Conducted many consultations and cases for leases including revision of the rent associated with real estate leases, surrender based on justifiable reasons, restoration of the property to its original state upon termination and claim for refund of the security deposit.
In charge of many disputes related to real estate transactions and construction defects (mainly acting as an attorney for developers).
Advised a foreign financial institution, a lessee, on a new office lease agreement for an office relocation in Japan.
Advised a life insurance company on acquisition and investment transactions for various types of real estate.
Responded to inquiries from domestic and overseas investors regarding real estate transactions.
Negotiated with the local municipality regarding the approval of the expansion of a plant.

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