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Q: Why do you need to pay 6 months rent in China?

Seems to be now the only options for renting is paying directly for 6 months or a whole year. If you live in Beijing or Shanghai, monthly rent is at least 3-4k a month. So that means having to pay 20k+ all in one go. Not even counting the deposit.

 

I remembered being able to pay only for 3 months. Anyone else being asked to pay 6 months up front?

7 years 32 weeks ago in  Housing - China

 
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I don't pay 6 months rent in China................i just pay one month as a deposit of insurance with the first rent pay........then after my one year contract finishes the landlord will return that back to me...............Don't let anyone bullshit you...........Good Luck

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Createach is right....They will try to get the big lump sum upfront and then......abracadabra! ......You won't see them til you need to pay them again.

Be careful!

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My best freidn from Guilin fell for that.

When things started to break down, leaking roof, plumbing, etc. the landlord was nowhere to be seen...

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So far I also paid for 3 Months as a rent and 2 Months as a deposit....in three different cities..6 month is something new..

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