Real Estate

If you are a newcomer in China, you may find it difficult to locate a house for yourself. The Beijing Housing Service Corporation for Diplomatic Missions will provide free consult service on office or residence housing, including recommending to foreign institutions suitable candidate houses when necessary. You may also rely on trust-worthy housing intermediaries to do the job for you. When purchasing houses, you need to check whether the real estate developer has the full set of formalities for the sale. After you have chosen the house you need to go through relevant formalities with Beijing Municipal Housing and Land Administration Bureau.

Resident foreign correspondents and foreign news agencies in Beijing may send a written application to rent a home or office to the Beijing Diplomatic Housing Service Corporation, detailing specific requirements. The corporation can provide you with appropriate housing or offices, and is also responsible for building management and maintenance. Resident foreign correspondents and foreign news agencies may also rent or purchase homes and offices approved for foreigners in Chaoyang or Dongcheng districts. If a resident correspondent or news agency intends to change an office or residence, the IPC should be notified in writing.

Foreign correspondents and news agencies in Shanghai and Guangzhou should find homes and offices in accordance with local regulations.

Beijing Housing Service Corporation for Diplomatic Missions

It provides office buildings, living quarters, property management and relevant services to diplomatic missions and all their staff in their daily lives, both occupational and private. Its remit covers several diplomatic residence compounds and apartment buildings in the select, desirable districts of Jianguomenwai, Qijiayuan, Sanlitun, Tayuan, Liangmaqiao, and Gold Island, and it also has dozens of independent small villas for rent. Under the Corporation, there are six property management departments in charge of the management, maintenance, public security, sanitation and landscaping and other related services.

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