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
In most cases the owners require 2month deposit. The deposit will be returned to your bank account the day your lease expires.
When signing the lease, you would need your passport or a picture of your passport. The rental contract will be provided by StayInShanghai.
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.
The deposit is usually 1month rent, after your lease expires you will get back your full deposit.
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.
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?
Yes you can rent an office in a Lane House.