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For owners of any Small, Medium, or Large plots in the player housing areas, Square Enix has announced a date to resume the Automatic Demolition system now that queue times have decreased significantly. Apartment owners are still safe!

If you or your Free Company own a house in FFXIV, you may have experienced a little stress making sure you keep the house from falling into someone else's hands. Player housing is wildly popular in FFXIV, with entire communities and content creators growing around housing and all the different things you can do to decorate. As such, finding a house to buy is both expensive and tedious.

Since housing is in such high demand, the Automatic Demolition system was set in place: After 45 days of not using your house, it will be removed and put up for sale. Square Enix briefly suspended this system due to the massive queue times players were experiencing during the launch of Endwalker, but it will now be reinstated.

To refresh the 45-day timer on your house, simply log into the game and walk inside the front door! Free Company-owned houses are refreshed upon anyone in the Free Company entering the house, making it much easier to retain. Apartments, however, remain separate from the Automatic Demolition system and remain permanent locales for players.

The Automatic Demolition system will resume on March 9th. For players who have entered their house during the suspension period, the timer will reset. For players who have not entered their house during this time, the timer will pick up where it left off as of December 5th last year, and continue counting down from there.

Square Enix LogoRecommencement of Automatic Demolition (Source)


The automatic demolition of estates was suspended in December 2021 due to the ongoing congestion situation following the release of Endwalker. However, after careful consideration, we have decided to resume automatic demolition on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 around 12:00 a.m. (PST).

Automatic Demolition Counter and Current Estate Owners

The counter for automatic demolition may be reset for certain estates depending on the usage of housing during the period when estate demolition was suspended. If an estate hasn’t been built on the plot, the counter may be reset upon entering the estate once it has been built.

  • For players who have entered their estate at least once during the suspension period

    The auto-demolition timer will be reset for free company estates that have been entered by a leader or member at least once, and private estates that have been entered by the owner at least once.

    The count for days of inactivity for the aforementioned estates will begin again on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 around 12:00 a.m. (PST).

  • For players who have not entered their estate during the suspension period:

    The automatic demolition timer will resume from the time that was remaining as of Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 10:45 p.m. (PST).

    An e-mail notification will be delivered to the e-mail address registered to the Square Enix accounts of those players whose estates will be prepared for automatic demolition within ten days from when the timer resumes. We strongly suggest those players log in and enter their estate before the automatic demolition timer is resumed on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 around 12:00 a.m. (PST).

    * The e-mail notification will be delivered to the registered e-mail addresses of all free company estate owners and their free company members, as well as private estate owners.

Confirming Time Until Auto-Demolition

For players who have not entered their estates for at least thirty days, the status under the Estate tab of the Timers window will indicate the estate is being prepared for auto-demolition and denote the number of days remaining. This status will no longer be displayed upon entering the estate.


* Please be advised that this window will only display the number of days until the automatic demolition takes place and not the exact time. We strongly urge you to enter your estate well before the scheduled date for the automatic demolition.

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