This article aims to prepare you for successful renting in Shenzhen.
Firstly, Clear one point:
Location, Location, Location
The central districts, Futian, Luhou and Nanshan (including Shekou) offer convenience and quality, although at a higher price.
If you have a small budget and want to live in those central areas, the quality and size of the apartment may not satisfy you. Perhaps there would be no elevator, western toilet or comfortable environment.
Baoan, Longhua and Longgang are cheaper alternatives which are also conveniently located outside the center of Shenzhen and are good choices for those with a smaller budget. It is necessary to consider your office location with your apartment location at the same time.
The key to successful Shenzhen renting is finding a balance between budget, location and making the right sacrifices.
Get the timing right
The Shenzhen property market moves fast – very fast! You should get an idea of what you want, and where you want your apartment around 1-2 months before the end of your old lease.
However, you shouldn’t begin your search until 2 weeks before you would like to move. This is to avoid paying double rent, as you will need to secure the property quickly once you register your interest because of competition. As long as you know your area, your budget, and have my contact (!) two weeks is the perfect time-frame to rent an apartment in Shenzhen.
Securing the apartment you like
It’s also possible to give the landlord a small amount, around 2-3000 yuan to secure your property after you visited, To prevent others from taking it. You can then pay the rest of the deposit within 2-3 days and finalize the contract. As long as you booked it, then others don’t have right to visit anymore.
After you have finished the above mentioned , you are ready! Let’s rent an apartment in ShenZhen! If you have any questions and suggestions, don’t hesitate to tell me. Thanks your support!