If an unspecified number of people stay at a single apartment, they could make the room dirty or not abide by rules on leaving garbage out for collection, thereby adversely affecting the properties' values. It's an issue of vital importance for real estate businesses.
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An executive of a real estate agency in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district. Some people rent apartments in Tokyo and other areas and sublet the properties to travelers without the apartment owners' permission. (Mainichi Shimbun) Read