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How to Find and Lease an Expat Home in Beijing

It's an open rental market in Beijing meaning thesre. Here's how to find the right home.

Talk to Us

Tell us what kind of home you're looking for:

  • Apartment in the city or house in the suburbs
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Rent budget range
  • Office location (for easiest commute)
  • Kids (how old are they and which school will they attend)
  • Furnished or unfurnished
  • When you're moving to Beijing
  • Any other preferences or requirements you have

Browse the Website

  • Use the search tool on the left side of your screen.
  • Beijing's expats live at gated residential communities. Homes have standard layouts but home interiors vary depending on each landlord's renovations.
  • See photos, floorplans and location map. Our star ratings tell you about the property management and building quality at each residential community.

Visit the Homes

  • Finding a home is like shopping for shoes. Photos are helpful, but you have be here to ensure the property fits you.
  • On the first day, we'll give you an overview of Beijing's expat residential communities. We'll also integrate a customised orientation program into the day's schedule. This might include schools, hospital, shopping and commuting.
  • At each property, tell us what you like and dislike. Your opinion helps us guide you to the right home.
  • On the following days, we'll show you all available homes at your favorite communities.

Location & Community

  • Consider your commute to work and where the schools are. We'll tell you about the neighborhood: subway, cafe, expat supermarket.
  • What's the club house like? Is there a gym? Is it well managed? How child friendly is it?

Negotiate & Document

  • When you've selected a home, we ask you to list out the furniture and any renovations you'd like to have in the lease.
  • On your behalf, we negotiate lease terms with the landlord. We'll work closely with your company to ensure policies are adhered to.
  • We then draft a fair and secure lease agreement. On acceptance, both parties sign.

Support During Your Lease

We're there to help you throughout your lease, from the day you move in till the day you leave. Faulty fridge or leaking sink, just contact us.

FAQ - answers to typical rental questions
Expat housing - Beijing's choice of houses and apartments
Timeline - all the rental steps in detail
Property Tips - useful insights when choosing a home in Beijing
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