Apartment Inquiry86 755 8827 3206
Office Inquiry86 755 8304 6660

Lease Contract and Payment Terms

What is included in an expat property lease?

Typically, besides property usage rights, the property lease includes major appliances, management, satellite TV fees, lighting and curtains or blinds. Expat houses and some high-end apartments will have dishwashers and clothes dryers. Expat apartments are often furnished, while houses are often semi-furnished or unfurnished. Depending on the rent, furniture can often be negotiated into a lease. Family club memberships are normally included in a house lease. If required, utility subsidies are included at cost as are parking spaces at apartment towers.

For office lease contract, will confirm the rental increase percentage since 2nd years. As some landlords are the company, the price includes the tax fee. 

Is a parking space included in the lease? 
At expat apartments, if they are to be included in a lease, parking spaces must be specified in the Tenancy Agreement and are an additional fee starting from about USD120/month. Apartments in Shenzhen City are not sold with parking spaces and

few landlords buy parking spaces. Therefore, parking spaces are included in the lease at cost. For expat house leases, parking is in your garage or for free on the street outside your house.

Is house-keeping included in the lease?
House keeping is rarely included in the lease in Shenzhen City. Some serviced apartments provide a fixed number of cleaning days a week. Although unusual, some landlords may agree to provide a housekeeping subsidy in the lease. Please check your employer's housing policy to ensure that house-keeping may be included in a corporate lease.

What details should I consider about my apartment before signing the lease?
Washer and dryer: In China, it is quite common that the washing machine doesn’t connect to hot water or have a heating function. Additionally, dryers are less popular since many Chinese prefer to hang their clothes outside. If you absolutely

must have these appliances they can be found in the marketplace and a request should be made to the landlord.
Air conditioning: Most air conditioners in China have two functions: cooling for summer and warming for winter. Generally, separate air conditioners are more economical in terms of saving energy, while central air conditioners provide more consistent temperatures throughout the property. This method is also more convenient.

Dishwashers: Very few Chinese people use dishwashers at home or leave any space in the kitchen for installing them since the maid tends to wash dishes by hand. However, installation can be negotiated with landlords.

Water filter: Never drink tap water unless you are informed by the relevant health authorities that it is safe for drinking. Generally, water in China is not safe for consumption. Installing a filter can enhance the quality significantly, although it is still advisable that filtered water should not be used as drinking water.

Mattresses: Most Chinese landlords prefer to install rock hard mattresses. Please try it for yourself and if the bed is uncomfortable express your concern to your reliable SER consultant who may be able to negotiate a different mattress with the landlord.

Fly screens: If you look for a home during the cooler seasons you may not be aware of the mosquito issue that will arise

in warmer weather. Mosquitoes are usually harmless but are definitely annoying in summer. Make sure you request to install fly screens if your selected home is a garden villa or on a lower floor.

Blackout curtains: Make sure all bedrooms are fitted with blackout curtains to ensure rooms are completely dark and ensure a sound sleep.

Voltage: The standard voltage in China is 220V. It is not advised to bring any electrical appliances from your home country unless you have the correct adaptor.

Internet access: If you request high-speed broadband access of over 1M, you should inform your agent to negotiate with the landlord before signing the contract. Normal internet packages provided by China Telecom only allow (wired) access from one computer. If you want extra sockets for wired internet access in other rooms an extra charge may be levied.

International TV channels: Top Way company can provide international TV channels (HBO, CNN, etc) with a maximum of only 20 English-language channels. With the assistance of your professional SER consultant, you may be able to negotiate with your

landlord to install a satellite dish with reception to over 100 English-language TV channels.
What language is the lease agreement and what should I pay attention to?
In Shenzhen, there are two versions of lease contract, i.e., Official lease contract, and agent’s contract. The official lease contract is in Chinese, which one can help you to get official rental invoice. Our agent’s contract is approved by SER in Chinese and English. 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.

How long is a typical Shenzhen expat property lease for?
Expat apartment leases are normally for one year. For expat houses, many landlords (and many tenants) prefer 2 year leases especially if the lease includes custom renovations and furniture purchases. Some landlords will accept a 2 year lease,

with a break option for the tenant after the first year. 

The office lease contract is 2 years to 5 years, so the tenant company will focus the business running. And changing office will have lots of job. 
What is included in an expat property lease?
Typically, besides property usage rights, the property lease includes major appliances, management, cable TV fees, lighting and curtains or blinds. Expat houses and some high-end apartments will have dishwashers and clothes dryers. Expat apartments are often furnished, while houses are often semi-furnished or unfurnished. Depending on the rent, furniture can often be negotiated into a lease. Family club memberships are normally included in a house lease. If required, utility subsidies are included at cost as are parking spaces at apartment towers. 

How much is the security deposit and when is it paid?
A two month security deposit is the normal in Shenzhen City. Typically you pay one months' rent on signing the Tenancy Agreement. The landlord may also ask for the full security deposit on signing if there are substantial custom renovations, or if there's a significant lag time between signing the tenancy agreement and the lease commencement date. Your property consultant will work with you to obtain the best terms possible.

How do I pay the rent and what currency is the rent paid in?
The rent is paid in RMB by bank transfer to the landlord's account. The rent is paid in RMB currency. For corporate property leases, your company will do this for you. For private leases, we will show you how to make the monthly bank transfer.

When renting office, the tenant as company will transfer the rental to the private leases and corporate leases. 


Nov 18,2018
Office Space: 0
Unit Price:Net PX 0RMB/㎡/M
Management fee: 0RMB/㎡/M
A/C fee: 0RMB/㎡/M
Total:RMB: 0RMB
Tax fee :
%
0
Total: RMB incl Tax 0
RMB/USD:
Exchange to USD: 0
RMB/Euro:
Exchange to Euro: 0

Remind: Tax Will Be Modified Accordingly