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September 3, 2020

The following is major amendment for Lessee from July 31, 2020;

1. Lessee can ask renewal once, so totally 4 year-long lease term guaranteed.

2. Rent price is frozen in 5% cap, even can't raise it without a proper reason with agreement with the lessee

3. For renewal claim, landlord can refuse if he want to move in by himself.

If this is the case, lessee can check it after a certain period,

 if it's a lie, there will be a penalty to the landlord.

The Housing Lease Protection Act[3] (주택임대차보호법/住宅賃貸借保護法)...

August 8, 2020

Set up a not-for-profit organization is a good idea for getting the E-7 VISA in Korea, it's called a liaison office or representative office in Korea for a foreign investor who want to study for a market situation of Korea without capital injection.

This liaison office is a kind of branch, but can't do any activities for profit, only can do a kind of a cost center.

This simple organization can't issue an invoice to earn or sales but still can hire employees, and join to the social security progra...

July 1, 2020

Seoul city hall decided to pay the Stimulus check to foreigners, it's around 30bil.won on June 30.

More details like payment amount, eligibility will be release soon through the website.

Basically this is based on the resident address where is living.

So more details will be announced soon, I'll put it here immediately when it's released.


May 20, 2020

Seoul city hall announced that they will support all of sole proprietors and small company located in Seoul while paying 1.4mil.won cash.

The below is criteria;

- Sales amount: less than 200mil.won per year

- Business category: Room salon may not applied, but Karaoke and Beer Hof can apply

- Support 2 months, 700,000won * 2months

- Application: May-June

- Location: In Seoul, it's not based on the resident address of the representative but on the business address

- Business period: Starting business fro...

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