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Q: Mother of all checklists when about to sign for an apartment?

So I might sign for a place tomorrow, but having become inured to Chinese trickery and last minute deceptions, I was wondering what are the top things to watch out for?

Have any of you been screwed by agents or landlords? If so, what would you suggest to absolutely check before signing?

8 years 12 weeks ago in  Housing - China

 
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Be scrupulous checking the apartment. Do it in front of the landlord and demand any repairs before you sign and include them in the contract. Once you are in there you are on your own.

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8 years 12 weeks ago

Tired of dirt and lies.

 
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make sure the person you are dealing with is the landlord

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