The host of an illegal B&B operating out of an apartment building in Osaka has been ordered to pay 700,000 Yen (approx. 6,360 USD) in compensation to their landlord. The owner of the apartment building filed a suit in the Osaka District Court seeking 1,400,000 Yen from the tenant who was illegally subletting the apartment to tourists.
According to the landlord, the 41 square meter apartment was rented to a company based in Kyoto. The terms of the lease agreement limited the use of the apartment to residential only and prohibited any form of sub-leasing.