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Q: Shanghai living and residence question

Just got told today I might be getting a transfer to Shanghai for work. I do not want to live in Shanghai due to the size of the city. But can anyone tell me if you can live in Suzhou with a Shanghai work permit? As Suzhou is smaller city and close to Shanghai by train and other benefits of living in Suzhou.

7 years 19 weeks ago in  Housing - China

 
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You should certainly be able to live in Suzhou.  All that is required for renting someplace is a visa, they really don't care where you are working as long as you pay the rent.

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It's not a problem to live in a city and work at another city if you like. That must bring you amazing experience. Try it. Good luck.

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Its been eight weeks since you posted - but... Do be extremely exact about all of your terms and conditions of the apartment etc. Once your in - forget about maintainence!!!!  I Shanghai contract - with or without and agent, lawyer etc. is nothing more than a suggestion. Ask you Chinese friends. Think ahead, always always be polite and show respect but never trust the smile or the contract when dealing with rental agents and owners. Its the good cop bad cop game. If your not awake you will end up the silent victim of possibly living in a very tedious situation. Also be sure to hang around the place at varied hours. The noise, neighbors etc. are transitional and after eight years of Shanghai living a pet, or the neighbor that cooks at two in the a.m. - all sweet wonderful persons but.... do yourself and them the courtesy of checking it out first. By the By - Shanghai is a big little city - fantastic place to live.

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