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Welcome to Wonderful Lodgers
We are not a letting agency and we do not operate like letting agents or work with them. We are a cross-cultural advisory service. What does that mean?
Well, the culture of Japan and the culture of London are radically different. In Japan, good manners are the standard by which you are socially judged. Responsibility towards your neighbours and polite behaviour are the standard requirements of society. In matters of money, not to be timely or reliable reflects badly on you and also on your family. Being clean, tidy and especially hygienic in all matters of life is nothing less than common sense. Japanese people do not generally entertain at home, they do not do parties, they meet their friends in cafes or go out socially with each other. If they bring a friend home it is occasional and to drink tea and chat.
As for the culture of London, everyone has their own ideas about what that means.
If we add to these cultural differences, the differences in language and behaviour, then the ability for a potential lodger and a landlady or landlord to create misunderstandings is actually quite large.
The work of Wonderful Lodgers is to facilitate communication and understanding on both sides and to maintain that understanding to produce harmony within the life of the lodging agreement.
Wonderful Lodgers has been providing harmonious relationships between Japanese lodgers and London landladies and landlords since 2007. Many of our landladies and landlords have been with us since the day of their first lodger arriving and have stated they would never go anywhere else.
Below are just a sample of testimonials received by us.