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Soka City

Vacant House Issue

Update : 2021-12-8

Do Not Burden Your Family in the Future

NOTE: About 60% of the vacant house issues originate in inheritance.
Think about how to deal with your house in advance.

Vacant houses can be utilized as asset for rental or sale besides dismantling if they are properly managed.
Discuss in your family who and how to inherit the house.

Think about How to Deal with Your House:
"Sozoku Oshikake Koza (Traveling Lecture of Inheritance)"

The lecture is a support project of Saitama Prefecture to prevent making houses vacant.
You can invite a judicial scrivener or an administrative scrivener to a meeting of groups to learn about how to prepare for inheritance and dementia, related to vacant houses.

  • Free of charge for sending a lecturer.
  • Apply as a group such as resident groups or senior citizens' circles.


Kurashi Anzen-ka (Life Safety Section)
Tel.(048) 922-3642
FAX(048) 922-1030

Make Use of Vacant Houses:
"Soka-shi Akiya Bank (Soka City Vacant House Bank)"

The website introduces information given by the owners who want to rent or sell their vacant house.
Visit the website of Soka City for details.

  • No registration is necessary to visit the website. Registration is necessary for buying process. Commission charges regulated by the law will be charged in procedures of property, including contract.
  • The registration is open, with some requirements, for those who have a vacant house in Soka City. No fee is necessary for registration.


Toshi Keikaku-ka (Town Planning Section)
Tel.(048) 922-1896
FAX(048) 922-3145