【Share House Terms】All you need to know is this!


There are many words related to share houses that you may not be familiar with. If you do a little research before going to viewing a share house, it may change the way you look at a share house. If you’re considering a share house, please check it out.

  • Online viewing
  • Shared Space(Common Space)
  • Renovation
  • Dormitory
  • Daily rent
  • Common service fee
  • Deposit
  • Review
  • Restoration
  • Cancellation notice

|Online Viewing

This is literally an online viewing. Using online tools (LINE, Zoom, Facetime, etc), you can view the share house from the your own home. Each share house has its own way of doing this, but the staff will walk you through the share house just as you would in person. If you live far away or overseas, please inquire once.


|Shared Space(Common Space)

This is the space that the residents use together. It’s a place to be concerned about when choosing a share house. Basically, it’s the living room, kitchen, toilet, and bathroom. However, the number and types of shared spaces vary depending on the share house. Some share houses have rooftops, terraces, theater rooms, and recently there have been many share houses with shared spaces where you can remote-work.



To put it simply, it is a large-scale renovation of a building. There are many share houses that have been renovated to share house specifications from buildings that were used as regular detached houses or apartments. By the way, TESEN’s share houses have not been renovated, but are all designed specifically for share houses.



A dormitory is a shared room. Although it varies depending on the share house, a room is shared by two people, or in many cases, four people. In most cases, the beds are bunk beds. This is one of the features that makes dormitories popular among foreigners who are not afraid of sharing a room, as there are many people who use dormitories overseas.


|Daily rent

The rent is calculated on a daily basis from the day you move in until the end of the month. Even if you move in in the middle of the month, you don’t have to pay the rent from the beginning of the month. This system is very convenient because you only have to pay for the number of days you will actually live in, so you can move in on your desired schedule.


|Common service fee

It is similar to utility fee, but slightly different. Generally speaking, it is the cost of maintaining, managing, and operating a building or facility. Cleaning costs for shared spaces fall under this category. In share houses, utilities (electricity, gas, water, internet, etc.) are often included in the common service fee. Don’t forget to check what’s included.



Restoration is the process of returning a room to the same condition it was in when you first moved in. It isn’t often that daily life scratches are included in the restoration, but it is always recommended to check when you sign the contract.



This is part of the initial fee you pay when you move in. The deposit is basically returned in full if there are no problems after checking the room when you move out. If there are any problems, the cost of repairs may be deducted from the deposit. *Amounts and rules vary from one share house to another, so please check with them.



Since residents have shared what kind of life and experiences they’ve had at the share house, it’s very easy to get a feel for the share house. We think there are many points of reference for choosing a share house, so please be sure to check them out.


|Cancellation notice

The document you need to submit when you move out. Basically, you will receive it along with the contract documents when you sign the contract. Each management company has a different deadline for submitting the document, so make sure to check. Most of them require one month’s notice, but you will feel safer if you submit it as soon as you decide to move out.


How did you like it? In this article, I have summarized some of the most frequently asked terms. We’re happy if we can be of any help to you. If you’re living in a share house for the first time, I’m sure there are many things you don’t understand, so please feel free to ask anything from the Counseling Room.

There are many share house terms that you may not be used to hearing. I think just knowing these will make your share house selection a lot smoother! If I can be of any help to you!

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