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ENFORCEMENT DECREE OF THE HOUSING LEASE PROTECTION ACT

Presidential Decree No. 11441, jun. 14, 1984

Amended by Presidential Decree No. 12283, Dec. 1, 1987

Presidential Decree No. 12930, Feb. 19, 1990

Presidential Decree No. 14785, Oct. 19, 1995

Presidential Decree No. 17360, Sep. 15, 2001

Presidential Decree No. 17627, jun. 19, 2002

Presidential Decree No. 20334, Oct. 23, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20971, Aug. 21, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21650, Jul. 30, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 21744, Sep. 21, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 22284, Jul. 21, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 24415, Mar. 23, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 25035, Dec. 30, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 26922, Jan. 22, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27078, Mar. 31, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27614, Nov. 29, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Decree is to prescribe matters delegated by the Housing Lease Protection Act and matters necessary for the enforcement thereof.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20971, Aug. 21, 2008]
 Article 2 (Corporations with Recognized Right of Standing)
"Corporations with recognized right of standing" in the latter part of Article 3 (2) of the Housing Lease Protection Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") means the following corporations: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21744, Sep. 21, 2009>
1. Korea Land and Housing Corporation established under the Korea Land and Housing Corporation Act;
2. Local public enterprises established for housing affairs pursuant to Article 49 of the Local Public Enterprises Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20971, Aug. 21, 2008]
 Article 2-2 [Moved to Article 9]
 Article 3 (Management of Personally Identifiable Information)
Where inevitable to conduct affairs related to granting of confirmed occupancy dates, provision of information on a housing lease, etc. under Article 3-6 of the Act, any of the following persons may manage resident registration numbers and alien registration numbers under subparagraphs 1 and 4 of Article 19 of the Enforcement Decree of the Personal Information Protection Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26922, Jan. 22, 2016>
1. The head of a Si (including the head of an administrative city under Article 11 of the Special Act on the Establishment of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the Development of Free International City, but excluding the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, Metropolitan City Mayors, and a Special Self-Governing City Mayor), Gu (referring to the head of an autonomous Gu) or Gun;
2. The head of an Eup/Myeon/Dong;
3. A notary public under the Notary Public Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25035, Dec. 30, 2013]
 Article 4 (Matters to be Entered in Confirmed Occupancy Date Register)
(1) Matters to be entered in a confirmed occupancy date register prepared pursuant to Article 3-6 (2) of the Act by an authority granting confirmed occupancy dates under Article 3-6 (1) of the same Act (excluding district courts, branch courts, and registry offices; hereinafter referred to as "authority granting confirmed occupancy dates") shall be as follows:
1. Serial number of the confirmed occupancy date;
2. Date the confirmed occupancy date is granted;
3. Personal information of the landlord and the tenant:
(a) In cases of a natural person: Name, address, and resident registration number (alien registration number, for a foreigner);
(b) In cases of a corporation or non-corporate organization: Name of the corporation or organization, corporate registration number or registration number for registration of real estate, and location of the head office or the main office;
4. Location of the house;
5. Subject matter of lease;
6. Term of lease;
7. Rent and deposit;
8. Name and the first six digits of resident registration number of the applicant (the first six digits of alien registration number, for a foreigner).
(2) A confirmed occupancy date shall be granted in the same manner as the serial number of confirmed occupancy date, the date the confirmed occupancy date is granted, and the authority granting confirmed occupancy dates are indicated on the housing lease contract document.
(3) Other than those provided for in paragraphs (1) and (2), matters necessary for affairs related to granting a confirmed occupancy date, such as the method for preparing a confirmed occupancy date register and matters to be confirmed when a confirmed occupancy date is granted, shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25035, Dec. 30, 2013]
 Article 5 (Scope of Persons Interested in Lease of Houses)
A person interested in the lease of a house (hereinafter referred to as "interested person") who is eligible to request the provision of information under Article 3-6 (3) of the Act, shall be any of the following persons:
1. The landlord and the tenant of the relevant house;
2. The owner of the relevant house;
3. A person prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice, among the rightful persons entered in the record of registration of the relevant house or site;
4. A financial institution succeeded to the right to preferential payment under Article 3-2 (7) of the Act;
5. A person having a position or right corresponding to any of those provided for in subparagraphs 1 through 4, who is prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25035, Dec. 30, 2013]
 Article 6 (Scope of Requestable Information and Provision Method thereof)
(1) A party to a lease contract may request an authority granting confirmed occupancy dates to issue a document wherein the following details inspected or entered concerning the relevant lease contract are stated, pursuant to Article 3-6 (3) of the Act:
1. Subject matter of the lease;
2. Personal information of the landlord and the tenant;
3. Date the confirmed occupancy date is granted;
4. Rent and deposit;
5. Term of lease.
(2) An interested person who is not a party to a lease contract or a person who intends to enter into a lease contract may request an authority granting confirmed occupancy dates to issue a document wherein the following details inspected or entered are stated, pursuant to Article 3-6 (3) or (4) of the Act:
1. Subject matter of the lease;
2. Date the confirmed occupancy date is granted;
3. Rent and deposit;
4. Term of lease.
(3) Other than those provided for in paragraphs (1) and (2), matters necessary for requesting the provision of information shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25035, Dec. 30, 2013]
 Article 7 (Fees)
(1) Fees payable to an authority granting confirmed occupancy dates under Article 3-6 (5) of the Act shall be divided into a fee for granting a confirmed occupancy date and a fee for provision of information, and the specified amount thereof shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice.
(2) Persons prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice, including recipients under the National Basic Living Security Act, may be exempted from fees specified in paragraph (1).
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25035, Dec. 30, 2013]
 Article 8 (Standards for Request for Increase in Rent, etc.)
(1) No request for increase in rent or deposit (hereinafter referred to as "rent, etc.") under Article 7 of the Act shall exceed the amount equivalent to 1/20 of any rent, etc. agreed upon.
(2) No request for increase under paragraph (1) shall be made within one year after a lease contract is concluded or rent, etc. agreed upon is increased.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20971, Aug. 21, 2008]
 Article 9 (Computation Ratio in Conversion into Monthly Rent)
(1) "Ratio prescribed by Presidential Decree" in subparagraph 1 of Article 7-2 of the Act means 10 percent per annum.
(2) "Interest rate prescribed by Presidential Decree" in subparagraph 2 of Article 7-2 of the Act means 3.5 percent per annum. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27614, Nov. 29, 2016>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25035, Dec. 30, 2013]
 Article 10 (Extent, etc. of Specified Amount of Security Deposit)
(1) The extent of a specified amount of a security deposit to be preferentially repaid under Article 8 of the Act shall not exceed the following relevant amount: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22284, Jul. 21, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 25035, Dec. 30, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 27078, Mar. 31, 2016>
1. Seoul Special Metropolitan City: 34 million won;
2. Over-concentration control regions under the Seoul Metropolitan Area Readjustment Planning Act (excluding Seoul Special Metropolitan City): 27 million won;
3. Metropolitan Cities (excluding areas included in over-concentration control regions under the Seoul Metropolitan Area Readjustment Planning Act and Guns), Sejong Special Self-Goverining City, Ansan-si, Yongin-si, Gimpo-si, and Gwangju-si: 20 million won;
4. Other areas: 17 million won.
(2) Where a specified amount of the security deposit of a tenant exceeds 1/2 of the value of a housing unit, the right of preferential repayment shall only apply to the amount equivalent to 1/2 of the value of the housing unit.
(3) Where at least two tenants dwell in a housing unit, and the total sum of specified amounts of security deposits exceeds 1/2 of the value of the housing unit, 1/2 of the value of the housing unit multiplied by the rate of a specified amount of the security deposit of a tenant to the total sum of specified amounts of security deposits shall be deemed the specified amount of the security deposit of each tenant.
(4) Where at least two tenants dwell exist in a housing unit, and the tenants live together as members of a family in the housing unit, they shall be deemed one tenant and their security deposits shall be added up accordingly.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20971, Aug. 21, 2008]
 Article 11 (Scope of Tenants to be Preferentially Repaid)
A tenant to be preferentially repaid pursuant to Article 8 of the Act shall be a tenant whose security deposit does not exceed the following relevant amount: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22284, Jul. 21, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 25035, Dec. 30, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 27078, Mar. 31, 2016>
1. Seoul Special Metropolitan City: 100 million won;
2. Over-concentration control regions under the Seoul Metropolitan Area Readjustment Planning Act (excluding Seoul Special Metropolitan City): 80 million won;
3. Metropolitan Cities (excluding areas included in over-concentration control regions under the Seoul Metropolitan Area Readjustment Planning Act and Guns), Sejong Special Self-Goverining City, Ansan-si, Yongin-si, Gimpo-si, and Gwangju-si: 60 million won;
4. Other areas: 50 million won.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20971, Aug. 21, 2008]
 Article 12 (Composition of Housing Lease Committee)
"Persons prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 8-2 (4) 6 of the Act means any of the following persons: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017>
1. The competent head of an office or bureau in charge of housing policy- or real estate-related affairs in a Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan City, Special Self-Governing City, Do, or Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "City/Do");
2. A certified judicial scrivener who has engaged in the relevant activities for at least five years, with extensive experience in housing lease-related affairs.
[This Article Newly Inserted by presidential Decree No. 21650, Jul. 30, 2009]
 Article 13 (Terms of Office of Members)
(1) The terms of office of members of the Housing Lease Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee") prescribed in Article 8-2 of the Act shall be two years, and may be renewed only once: Provided, That the term of office of a member who is a public official shall continue as long as he/she holds office of the same duties. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27078, Mar. 31, 2016>
(2) If a commissioned member falls under any of the following cases, the chairperson of the Committee may discharge him/her from his/her office: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27078, Mar. 31, 2016>
1. Where he/she becomes incapable of carrying out his/her duties due to mental handicap;
2. Where he/she is indicted on a criminal charge;
3. Where he/she is deemed unsuitable for a member due to delinquency of duties, injury to dignity, or any other reason;
4. Where he/she voluntarily confesses that it is difficult for him/her to carry out his/her duties.
[This Article Newly Inserted by presidential Decree No. 21650, Jul. 30, 2009]
 Article 14 (Duties of Chairperson)
(1) The chairperson shall represent the Committee and have overall control over the affairs of the Committee.
(2) When the chairperson is unable to perform any of his/her duties due to extenuating circumstances, a member designated by the chairperson in advance shall perform his/her duties on his/her behalf.
[This Article Newly Inserted by presidential Decree No. 21650, Jul. 30, 2009]
 Article 15 (Administrative Secretary)
(1) The Committee shall have an administrative secretary, who shall be designated by the chairperson of the Committee, from among public officials in general service, belonging to the Senior Executive Service of the Ministry of Justice (including equivalent public officials in special or extraordinary service) and engaged in housing lease-related affairs.
(2) The administrative secretary shall assist operation of the Committee, maintain records of Committee meetings, and deal with affairs concerning preparation and retention of other documents.
(3) The administrative secretary may attend a Committee meeting and explain matters to be deliberated on or state his/her opinion, as necessary.
[This Article Newly Inserted by presidential Decree No. 21650, Jul. 30, 2009]
 Article 16 (Committee Meetings)
(1) Committee meetings shall be classified as either regular meetings convened once annually or extraordinary meetings convened by the chairperson when deemed necessary or upon request by at least 1/3 of all members.
(2) The chairperson shall convene and preside over Committee meetings.
(3) Committee meetings shall commence with the attendance of a majority of incumbent members; and a resolution shall be adopted by the affirmative vote of a majority of those present.
(4) No Committee meeting shall be open to the public.
(5) The chairperson may have a person who is not a member of the Committee attend a meeting to present his/her opinion, or request cooperation from relevant institutions and organizations to submit necessary materials, opinions, etc.
[This Article Newly Inserted by presidential Decree No. 21650, Jul. 30, 2009]
 Article 17 (Working Committee)
(1) A working committee shall be established under the Committee to support efficient discussion of agenda items to be discussed at a Committee meeting.
(2) The working committee shall discuss and coordinate the following matters:
1. Agenda and matters that the Committee has entrusted with it related thereto;
2. Other matters on which the chairperson or members of the Committee request working-level consultations.
(3) The chairperson of the working committee shall become the administrative secretary of the Committee and members of the working committee shall be appointed by the heads of the agencies with which they are affiliated, from among the following persons: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24415, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. State public officials of Grade V or higher in charge of price-related affairs at the Ministry of Strategy and Finance;
2. State public officials of Grade V or higher in charge of housing lease-related affairs at the Ministry of Justice;
3. State public officials of Grade V or higher in charge of housing affairs or residential welfare-related affairs at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport;
4. Local public officials of Grade V or higher in charge of housing policy- or real estate-related affairs at a City/Do.
[This Article Newly Inserted by presidential Decree No. 21650, Jul. 30, 2009]
 Article 18 (Expert Members)
(1) The Committee may have not exceeding five expert members to perform specialized investigation or research related to matters to be deliberated by the Committee.
(2) Expert members shall be commissioned by the Minister of Justice, from among persons of learning and experience in the fields of law, economics, or real estate, etc.; the term of office of expert members shall be two years.
[This Article Newly Inserted by presidential Decree No. 21650, Jul. 30, 2009]
 Article 19 (Allowances)
Members of the Committee or working committee may be paid an allowance within budgetary limits: Provided, That the same shall not apply, if a member who is a public official attends a Committee meeting for matters directly related with affairs under his/her jurisdiction.
[This Article Newly Inserted by presidential Decree No. 21650, Jul. 30, 2009]
 Article 20 (Detailed Regulations for Operation)
Except as otherwise provided for in this Decree, matters necessary for operating the Committee shall be determined by the Minister of Justice.
[This Article Newly Inserted by presidential Decree No. 21650, Jul. 30, 2009]
 Article 21 (Establishment of Housing Lease Dispute Conciliation Committees)
(1) A housing lease dispute conciliation committee (hereinafter referred to as "conciliation committee") shall be established within each of the following district offices of the Korea Legal Aid Corporation established under Article 8 of the Legal Aid Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Corporation") as prescribed in Article 14 (1) of the Act:
1. Seoul Central District Office;
2. Suwon District Office;
3. Daejeon District Office;
4. Daegu District Office;
5. Busan District Office;
6. Gwangju District Office.
(2) The jurisdictional area of a conciliation committee established within each district office of the Corporation pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be as specified in attached Table 1.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017]
 Article 22 (Matters to be Deliberated and Mediated by Conciliation Committees)
"Disputes prescribed by Presidential Decree in relation to housing leases" in Article 14 (2) 5 of the Act means the following disputes:
1. Disputes over the fulfillment of a lease contract or interpretation of the provisions of a lease contract;
2. Disputes over the renewal or termination of a lease contract;
3. Disputes over a claim for compensation for damage due to non-performance, etc. of a lease contract;
4. Disputes over the bearing of costs, such as compensation payable to a licensed real estate agent;
5. Disputes over the use of a standard housing lease contract;
6. Other disputes equivalent to those prescribed in subparagraphs 1 through 5, which is deemed to require conciliation by the chairperson of a conciliation committee (hereinafter referred to as "chairperson").
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017]
 Article 23 (Secretariat of Conciliation Committee to be Established in District Office of Corporation)
(1) The secretariat of a conciliation committee to be established in a district office of the Corporation pursuant to Article 14 (3) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "secretariat") shall have one secretary general, and shall have examiners and investigators under the secretary general.
(2) The secretary general shall be appointed by the President of the Corporation and may become a member of the conciliation committee (hereinafter referred to as "member of a conciliation committee") concurrently.
(3) Examiners and investigators shall be appointed by the President of the Corporation.
(4) The secretary general shall exercise general supervision over the affairs of the secretariat and direct and supervise employees under his/her jurisdiction.
(5) An examiner shall take charge of the following affairs:
1. Preparing issues on and conducting legal reviews of a case for which an application for dispute conciliation is filed;
2. Directing and supervising the affairs which investigators are in charge of;
3. Conducting other affairs that the chairperson deems necessary to deal with the administrative affairs of the conciliation committee.
(6) An investigator shall take charge of the following affairs:
1. Receiving applications for conciliation;
2. Providing information concerning applications for dispute conciliation;
3. Providing forwarding service and notification to parties to a dispute;
4. Conducting fact-finding investigations necessary for dispute conciliation;
5. Conducting other affairs that the chairperson deems necessary for handling the administrative affairs of the conciliation committee.
(7) The secretary general and examiners shall be persons qualified as attorneys-at-law.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017]
 Article 24 (Secretariat of Conciliation Committee of City/Do)
Where a City/Do establishes a conciliation committee pursuant to Article 14 (1) of the Act, matters concerning the organization, operation, etc. of the secretariat thereof shall be prescribed by ordinance of the relevant City/Do, taking into account the actual state of the local government.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017]
 Article 25 (Composition of Conciliation Committees)
"Person prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 16 (3) 6 of the Act means a person engaged in the affairs related to housing lease for at least six years as a certified tax accountant, housing manager, or certified architect.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017]
 Article 26 (Operation of Conciliation Committees)
(1) If necessary for the efficient operation, a conciliation committee may deliberate on or mediate cases subject to dispute conciliation separately or jointly. In such cases, it shall notify parties to a dispute of such fact without delay.
(2) Each meeting of a conciliation committee shall not be disclosed: Provided, That the parties to a dispute or interested persons may be allowed to watch it by a resolution of the conciliation committee, if deemed necessary.
(3) A conciliation committee shall have one administrative secretary, who shall be appointed by the chairperson from among the employees of the secretariat.
(4) A conciliation committee shall prepare meeting minutes, on which its members who have participated in the meeting shall sign or affix their names and seals.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017]
 Article 27 (Allowances, etc. for Members of Conciliation Committees)
Members of a conciliation committee who are present at a meeting of the conciliation committee or a conciliation division may be paid allowances and reimbursed for travel expenses and other necessary expenses within budgetary limits.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017]
 Article 28 (Matters to be Deliberated or Mediated by Conciliation Division)
"Disputes over the amount below the amount prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 17 (3) 1 of the Act means any of the following disputes:
1. Disputes, in which the deposit for a lease contract does not exceed the following amount:
(a) Seoul Metropolitan area defined in subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Seoul Metropolitan Area Readjustment Planning Act: 500 million won;
(b) Areas other than the area prescribed in item (a): 300 million won.
2. Disputes, in which the value of the gains claimed by conciliation (hereinafter referred to as "value of the subject matter of conciliation") does not exceed 200 million won. In such cases, the method for calculating the value of the subject matter of litigation under the Act on the Stamps Attached for Civil Litigation, Etc. shall apply mutatis mutandis to the calculation of the value of the subject matter of conciliation.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017]
 Article 29 (Composition and Operation of Conciliation Division)
(1) Members of a conciliation division shall be appointed by the chairperson from among the members of a conciliation committee.
(2) Where two or more conciliation divisions are established, the chairperson may designate a conciliation division responsible for a case in which an application for dispute conciliation is filed.
(3) Article 26 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the operation of a conciliation division. In such cases, "conciliation committee" shall be construed as "conciliation division", and "chairperson" as "the head of a conciliation division".
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017]
 Article 30 (Application for Conciliation)
(1) An application for conciliation may be filed verbally or in writing (including an electronic document defined in subparagraph 1 of Article 2 of the Framework Act on Electronic Documents and Transactions; hereinafter the same shall apply).
(2) Where an application for conciliation is filed verbally, the claimant shall make a statement to an examiner or investigator. In such cases, the examiner or investigator in receipt of the application for conciliation shall prepare a protocol of application for conciliation and require the claimant to sign thereon or affix his/her seal thereto.
(3) An application for conciliation or a protocol of application for conciliation shall include the parties to a dispute, the agent, the purport of the application, details of disputes, etc. In such cases, evidential documents or evidence, if any, shall be attached thereto or submitted.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017]
 Article 31 (Matters to be Informed to Claimants)
(1) "Matters prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 21 (2) of the Act means any of the following matters:
1. Reasons for rejecting an application for conciliation under subparagraphs of Article 21 (3) of the Act;
2. Requirements for commencing conciliation process under Article 22 (2) of the Act;
3. Processing period under Article 23 of the Act;
4. The fact that the claimant, the respondent, an interested party to the dispute, or an witness may be requested to appear and make a statement or to submit necessary materials, articles, etc. pursuant to Article 24 of the Act, if necessary;
5. Requirements for and effect of the completion of conciliation;
6. Expenses to be borne by the parties to a dispute.
(2) The information under paragraph (1) may be provided by means of delivery or service of a document.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017]
 Article 32 (Service, etc. of Conciliation Documents)
(1) Upon receipt of an application for conciliation, the chairperson shall serve the respondent with the application for conciliation or a duplicate of the protocol of application for conciliation (hereafter in this Article referred to as "application for conciliation, etc.") without delay.
(2) If the respondent has the intention to respond to the conciliation, he/she shall notify such intention to the conciliation committee within seven days from the date the application for conciliation, etc. is served.
(3) If the chairperson receives a notification under paragraph (2), he/she may request the respondent to submit a written defence against the details of the application for a fixed period.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017]
 Article 33 (Fees)
(1) A person who files an application for conciliation pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the Act shall pay a fee prescribed in attached Table 2.
(2) Where a claimant falls under any of the following subparagraphs, he/she may be exempted from the fee:
1. A lessee eligible to receive a repayment preferentially pursuant to Article 8 of the Act;
2. A recipient defined in subparagraph 2 of Article 2 of the National Basic Living Security Act;
3. A person of distinguished service to national independence or his/her bereaved family (limited to only one person of the first priority; hereafter in this Article the same shall apply) registered pursuant to Article 6 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service to Independence;
4. A person who has rendered distinguished service to the State or his/her bereaved family registered pursuant to Article 6 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons, etc. of Distinguished Service to the State;
5. A patient suffering from actual aftereffects of defoliants, patient suffering from potential aftereffects of defoliants, or second-generation patient suffering from actual aftereffects of defoliants, registered pursuant to Article 4 of the Act on Assistance to Patients Suffering from Actual or Potential Aftereffects of Defoliants, etc. and Establishment of Related Organizations;
7. A person of distinguished Service to the May 18 Democratization Movement or his/her bereaved family determined to be registered pursuant to Article 7 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service to the May 18 Democratization Movement;
8. A person of distinguished services during special military missions or his/her bereaved family registered pursuant to Article 6 of the Act on Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Service during Special Military Missions and Establishment of Related Organizations;
9. A wounded noble person or a family member of a deceased noble person recognized pursuant to Article 5 of the Act on Honorable Treatment of and Support for Persons Who Died or Was Injured for Public Good;
10. A person eligible for support under Article 5 of the Single-Parent Family Support Act;
11. Any other person prescribed by a rule of the Corporation or ordinance of a City/Do, as a person meeting the provisions of subparagraphs 1 through 10.
(3) A claimant may claim the refund of a fee in any of the following cases:
1. Where his/her application for conciliation is rejected pursuant to Article 21 (3) 1 or 2 of the Act: Provided, That cases where the claimant files a lawsuit or an application for conciliation pursuant to the Judicial Conciliation of Civil Disputes Act after filing an application for conciliation shall be excluded herefrom;
2. Where his/her application for conciliation is rejected pursuant to Article 21 (3) 3 or 5 of the Act;
3. Where he/she withdraws his/her application for conciliation before a meeting of the conciliation committee or conciliation division is called. In such cases, the amount of refund shall be one half of the paid fee.
(4) Matters necessary for the method for paying a fee under paragraph (1), the procedures for fee refund under paragraph (3), etc. shall be prescribed by a rule of the Corporation or ordinance of a City/Do.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017]
 Article 34 (Preparation of Deed of Conciliation)
A deed of conciliation under Article 26 (4) of the Act shall include the following matters, and the chairperson and members of the conciliation committee who have participated in the conciliation shall sign thereon or affix their signatures and seals thereto:
1. Number and title of the case;
2. Names, dates of birth, and addresses of the parties to a dispute (if any party is a corporation, referring to its name, corporate registration number, and location of its main office);
3. Location of the leased house;
4. The purport of and reasons for the application;
5. Details of conciliation (including agreement reached to the effect of accepting compulsory execution pursuant to Article 26 (4) of the Act);
6. Date of preparation.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017]
 Article 35 (Notification of Result of Conciliation)
(1) Upon termination of conciliation process, the conciliation committee shall notify the result thereof to the parties to a dispute.
(2) Where a deed of conciliation under Article 26 (4) of the Act is prepared, the conciliation committee shall deliver or serve the authentic copy of the deed of conciliation to the parties to a dispute without delay.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017]
ADDENDUM
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 12283, Dec. 1, 1987>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures pursuant to Change of Scope of Small Amount of Deposits) The previous provisions shall be applied to those who have ac quired security rights in the leased houses before the enforcement of this Decree.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 12930, Feb. 19, 1990>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 14785, Oct. 19, 1995>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures) The previous provisions shall be applied to those who have acquired security rights in leased houses before the enforcement of this Decree.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 17360, Sep. 15, 2001>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures) The previous provisions shall be applied to those who have acquired security rights in leased houses before the enforcement of this Decree.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 17627, Jun. 19, 2002>
This Decree shall enter into force on June 30, 2002.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 20334, Oct. 23, 2007>
This Decree shall enter into force on November 4, 2007.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20971, Aug. 21, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures)
The previous provisons shall apply to any person who has acquired a real right granted by way of security on a leased house before this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 21650, Jul. 30, 2009>
This Decree shall enter into force on August 9, 2009.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21744, Sep. 21, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on October 1, 2009.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22284, Jul. 21, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 26, 2010.
Articles 2 (Transitional Measures)
The previous provisions shall apply to a person who has acquired a real right granted by way of security on a leased housing unit before this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23488, Jan. 6, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24415, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25035, Dec. 30, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2014.
Article 2 (Applicability to Scope of Provision of Information by Authority Granting Confirmed Occupancy Dates)
The amended provisions of Article 6 shall apply to matters (including information that can be provided through a computerized information system among information held by other authorities granting confirmed occupancy dates) entered in confirmed occupancy date registers prepared after this Decree enters into force.
Article 3 (Applicability to Restriction on Computation Ratio in Conversion into Monthly Rent)
The amended provisions of Article 9 shall also apply to lease contracts existing as at the time this Decree enters into force, but from cases where all or part of a deposit is converted into a monthly rent after this Decree enters into force.
Article 4 (Applicability to Protection of Small-Sum Deposits)
The amended provisions of Articles 10 and 11 shall also apply to lease contracts existing as at the time this Decree enters into force, but a person who has acquired security rights in a house leased before this Decree enters into force, shall be subject to the former provisions.
Article 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 26922, Jan. 22, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 25, 2016.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27078, Mar. 31, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Applicability, etc. to Protection of Small-Sum Deposits)
The amended provisions of Articles 10 and 11 shall also apply to lease contracts existing as at the time this Decree enters into force, but a person who has acquired security rights in a house leased before this Decree enters into force, shall be subject to the former provisions.
Article 3 (Applicability to Consecutive Appointment of Commissioned Members of the Housing Lease Committee)
(1) The amended provisions of Article 13 (1) shall apply to persons commissioned as members of the Housing Lease Committee after this Decree enters into force.
(2) In applying the amended provisions of Article 13 (1) under paragraph (1), a member who is in his/her term of office after being commissioned for the first time before this Decree enters into force may be consecutively appointed to one occasion after the expiration of such term of office, and a member who is in his/her term of office after being consecutively appointed one or more times before this Decree enters into force shall not be consecutively appointed again after the expiration of such term of office.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 27614, Nov. 29, 2016>
This Decree shall enter into force on November 30, 2016.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 28053, May 29, 2017>
This Decree shall enter into force on May 30, 2017.