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Unreturned Deposits for Home Rentals Hit Record High in 1st Half

Unreturned Deposits for Home Rentals Hit Record High in 1st Half

  SEOUL, July 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The value of unreturned deposits for “jeonse” home rentals is increasing year after year, hitting an all-time high in the first half of this year, data showed Monday. Under South Korea’s decades-old jeonse system, tenants pay a large lump-sum deposit, known as key money, to the landlord, which [...]

Debate Heating Up on Fate of ‘Jeonse’

Debate Heating Up on Fate of ‘Jeonse’

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — “Jeonse” (long-term deposit rental system) versus “weolse” (monthly rent). That has emerged as the hottest topic in local political circles since new laws intended to protect tenants from landlords and excessive rent increases went into effect at the end of July. Jeonse refers to a unique Korean system in [...]

Low-Income Bracket Drives Monthly Rent Growth

Low-Income Bracket Drives Monthly Rent Growth

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Of the South Korean households that are renters, 60.5 percent utilize “wolse”, or monthly payment rental systems, boosted by a growing low-income bracket. According to the Korea National Council of Consumer Organizations, the percentage of households renting using “jeonse” – a key money deposit system usually requiring a lump-sum [...]

South Korean Home Ownership Reaches Record Levels

South Korean Home Ownership Reaches Record Levels

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Soaring rental prices in the housing market in recent years are seeing upper-middle class households purchase their own homes, with the home ownership rate reaching 56.8 percent, the highest figure since records began in 2006, according to a report released yesterday by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime [...]