Interesting Accommodation Problem


My wife (who is Japanese) and myself (British) both live in Tokyo (Japan). We are emigrating to NZ in January 2012.

To rent accommodation in NZ we may need a letter of recommendation from our previous landlord/lady. Well, our landlady for the last 6-years has been an elderly Japanese lady who speaks zero English.

How important is this letter of recommendation? The only letter of recommendation we can get will be written in Japanese and, in all likelihood, incomprehensible to NZ letting agents!

Any suggestions?



Hi Martin,

I think your problem will be solved if u get English translation of Japanese recommendation letter and get the attestation of translation from Notary Public.