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Frequently Asked Questions

Here is the answer's , what people frequently ask us
General Questions

We charge an one-time agent commission fee of 35-50% of the final negotiated monthly lease for our services payable upon signing the lease. Our services include finding, negotiating and signing the lease contract. Additional services may incur other costs.

We suggest that you start searching for a place one or two months before your desired lease commencement date.If you start house hunting too early, generally landlords will not agree to hold their properties for you, thus diminishing the chance of negotiating the best lease rates for you.

There are many housing options from which to choose; you may choose to find housing in apartment complexes, houses, villas, or lanehouse/old garden house in downtown areas. It is important to discuss with your property consultant before you decide where to locate your family based on your housing budget, office location, children’s school and other preferences.
Yes it is the law that all foreigners are required to register their address within 24 hours. Furthermore the registration is required for many documentation including any visa extensions (except tourists visa).
Yes. Most of the properties are furnished. However, some landlords can be flexible to remove part or all the furniture while somelandlords may refuse to remove any furniture simply because it is too much trouble to find someplace to store them. In some newly developed compounds, you may also request that the landlorddecorate the property according to your taste, such as purchasing the furniture together with the landlord or simply receiving a furniture allowance to buy the furniture by yourself.
Most of the villas come with parking space; if not, it is likely you can park at the side of the road in front of your house. With apartments, you have to specifically ask and negotiate with the landlord, some landlords already purchased a parking space when they purchased the apartment, and some may not. Expect parking to involve an extra fee ranging from a few hundred RMB to 2,000 RMB/ month for a parking space. If you have a motorbike, a parking space may save you a lot of trouble as some compounds are very strict about parking.
Lease Contract and Payment Terms

Although your ideal apartment might make you want to move in tomorrow, you still need to check some details to ensure a comfortable stay.Does the heating/air-conditioning system work properly? Do ceilings or floors crack? Don’t be afraid to raise these issues within reason. This being said, it is important that these matters are handled delicately so as to avoid making the negotiations confrontational. Often times, a conflict at this stage will put the landlords off entirely. It is best to draw up anyreasonable requests and ask your property consultant to work on them. It is important to know if your landlord is reasonable and responsive to any legitimate concerns. Although price may be a big factor in your housing decision, you should consider that a willing landlordcan make your stay more pleasant.

The lease agreement is usually bilingual (Chinese and English) unless both parties are comfortable with one language. The template is normally standard, you need to pay attention to the lease term, deposit, rent and other charges, termination clause (if any), penalty term, landlord’s ID and ownership certificate and etc. Usually your property consultant will help you go through the lease agreement to make sure your interest is well protected. Make sure that you clearly understand what is included in the rent and what is not, to avoid any misunderstandings later on.

One year lease is very common. However, a lot of landlords prefer longer lease, especially if you have requests for specific furniture or renovations. If you have a one year lease, you may face rental increase or decrease when you negotiate renewal upon lease expiry. We suggest you talk to your property consultant to evaluate the pros and cons before you make the decision on lease term.
Normally the property management fee is included in the rent, other fees are negotiable, such as club/gym membership fee, heating fee, satellite TV fee, parking fee, internet setup and usage fee, utility allowance and etc.,
The deposit is paid within several days upon signing the lease contract. The common market practice is for you to pay 2 months’ rent as security deposit if the rent is payable on a monthly basis. If you will pay rent on a quarterly basis, the deposit is usually 1 month’s rent, however, some landlords will insist on 2 months’ rent regardless of rent payment terms. Currently there is a strong trend that corporate clients are using Bank Guarantee Letter as security deposit instead of paying cash deposit. Some landlords will accept this depending on who the corporate client is, while other landlords will not. Your property consultant will work with you to obtain the best terms possible.
Fapiao is an official tax receipt in China which is issued by the local tax authorities. Corporate clients always require Fapiao for tax clearance, but for a personal lease, it may not be necessary unless your company needs it for accounting purposes.
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