Frequently Asked Questions

You pay your rent directly to the landlord via bank transfer, WeChat Pay, Alipay or by cash. The rent is usually transferred in Chinese Yuan



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In most cases the owners require 2month deposit. The deposit will be returned to your bank account the day your lease expires.


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When signing the lease, you would need your passport or a picture of your passport. The rental contract will be provided by StayInShanghai.


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To secure an apartment you have to sign the rental contract. However, in Shanghai the owner requires a small security deposit which can be deducted from your deposit.


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The deposit is usually 1month rent, after your lease expires you will get back your full deposit.



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In Shanghai the minimum lease term for most apartments is 1 year. Some landlords are also willing to rent out their apartment for 3month or 6 month, however the rental price might increase slightly.



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In Shanghai the minimum lease term for traditional offices is 1 year. However, if you are renting out an office, we advise you to rent it for longer then 1 year to achieve a better price.
Can I register my business if I rent an office space?


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Yes you can rent an office in a Lane House.


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