Summary of this chapter

Why vacant houses increase?

  1. Japanese have "the brand-new house intention" makes it difficult for used houses to sell and people to live in.
  2. Vacant houses are not demolished due to property tax system.
  3. Due to the trend toward nuclear families, inherited houses tend to become vacant if they are not sold.
  4. In addition, vacant houses that are inherited tend to become vacant houses that are not effectively used.