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Safety of older mansion apartments

mr_goosey

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Hi all

I'm looking at apartments in Toyko ahead of a move next spring to get an idea of the market. My budget is around 18万 and looking around Ebisu as want to be walkable to work.

My question is - how safe are older mansion blocks in case of a serious quake? Is there a cut off point in terms of antiquity, say, where new building safety standards were introduced?

I ask, as of course, the older blocks are far cheaper and some have been renovated quite nicely.

Thx in advance!
 

Mike Cash

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Not to sound like a smart-aleck or be unwelcoming, but googling "Japan earthquake building law" yields far more info than any of us here are going to be able to pull from between our ears.
 
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Yes - anything post 1981 should be ok, provided the builder didn't cut corners (as happens from time to time).
 
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