• I don't speak Chinese (yet). Will I be able to survive in China?

    Looking forward to putting that Chinese major to work?

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    I don't speak Chinese (yet). Will I be able to survive in China?
    Looking forward to putting that Chinese major to work? The bad news is that, even for those with conversational level Chinese, technical vocabulary can be a major obstacle for newcomers to China. Previous students have quickly discovered that unfamiliarity with the technical words associated with renting a property and getting established has caused much aggravation, wasted time and frustration. The good news is that our team will handle the tricky stuff, allowing you to make friends and enjoy the process. Previous students have found that a mixture of letting someone handle the practical stuff for them whilst taking language classes to be the most enjoyable and convenient formula.
  • What is the process if I wanna rent an apartment with Beijingbuddy

    Step 1:  You can contact us via Skype/email/registration/calling, to let us know your leasing requirements such as leasing period, location preference, monthly budget etc.
    Step 2:  We will reply you with general introduction of your potential options...

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    What is the process if I wanna rent an apartment with Beijingbuddy
    Step 1:  You can click the "Rentals" option to see all the potential options.

    Step 2:  If you want to rent any of the options in the list, you can book a house online.

    Step 3:  After you book the house, you should make the payment within 30 mins, otherwise the system will cancel it automatically.

    Step 4:  After we receive your deposit, we need to finalize your reservation with the landlord(since it could be taken by others from other agent), it takes:
    2 hours if you deliver the request during 09:00 - 16:00(Beijing time)
    4~10 hours if you deliver the request in other time

    Step 5:  After we paid the deposit to the landlord and send you the final confirmation, either you and the landlord should keep this agreement.
    If you break it, you'll lose your deposit to the landlord;
    If the landlord breaks it, he/she will return double of your deposit back to you.

    Step6: When you arrive in Beijng, you can come to us to view the booked house, sign the contract with the landlord and pay the commission fee.
     
    After sales service:7x24 calling available for ANY kinds of questions, deposit guarantee when you leave China, invite you to join different kinds of events organized by us (language partner party, welcome party etc.).

  • How much do I need to pay for your service

    It is case by case, depends on the time & effort we have contributed during house hunting process.

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    How much do I need to pay for your service
    It is case by case, depends on the time & effort we have contributed during house hunting process. But if you book a house online, the commission fee would be lower to 50% of one month rent. Since we always put clients benefit prior to our company benefit, we charge lower than most of the real estate agencies in the whole market, while we provide more related services such as help apply bank account, gym card, 7*24 hours on call for after-sale service, guarantee on deposit etc.
  • I've heard rumors that it's possible to work in China during my ex

    I've heard rumors that it's possible to work in China during my exchange. Is it true? In fact it is possible to teach English at selected locations with your student visa and many students have successfully pursed internships in Beijing.

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    I've heard rumors that it's possible to work in China during my ex
    In fact it is possible to teach English at selected locations with your student visa and many students have successfully pursed internships in Beijing. Beijing Buddy will help fix you up with something that's right for you. All you need to do is ask us: either now at Ben@beijingbuddy.com or when you arrive.
  • Should I be the one who pay the agency fee or the landlord?

    It's actually a common question that many clients asked us before. The answer is very simple, it's all about price...

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    Should I be the one who pay the agency fee or the landlord?
    It's actually a common question that many clients asked us before. The answer is very simple, it's all about price. If the landlord rent the price higher than the market price, he would surely love to pay some from the extra benefit as service fee to compensate the agent's good work (of course, if the price is GOOD enough, everything's possible), if the landlord rent it as same as or lower than the market price, he won't be willing to pay anything.So if you happen to choose an agent who don't charge anything, very likely you've paid more in the rent. Beijingbuddy dedicates on providing the best housing options (cover over 80% of the housing resource around campus) in terms of quality & price. So we do charge the service fee, and we'll ensure your benefit by providing the best service and the risk-free guarantee of your deposit until you leave China.
  • Can I reserve a room online?

    I heard late August is the busiest season for apartment rental. Can I reserve a room online before my arrival to avoid the rush?

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    Can I reserve a room online?
    Definitely! The majority of the students arrive around late August/early Sept, and apartment supply is very tight during this month which is why we recommend that you register on our website preferably one month in advance of your arrival date and we'll be able to send you some pictures of apartment matching your preference. From that point, you will be able to pay a deposit online and reserve the specific unit.
  • Are there any international banks with branches in China?

    Are there any international banks with branches in China? Can I open a bank account when I arrive in Beijing?

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    Are there any international banks with branches in China?
    Whilst some people staying a week or two will just try to find the one or two branches of their home bank in Beijing, the majority of exchange students choose to open a Chinese bank account. This allows for easy and convenient ATM withdrawals throughout the city. Our team are on hand to help with the process of opening a Chinese bank account so you can enjoy stress-free banking.
  • How much does utility cost?

    Utilities: Depends on how much you use, should be around 150/month

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    How much does utility cost?
    Utilities: Depends on how much you use, should be around 150/month
  • How clean is rented accommodation in Beijing?

    We can't speak for elsewhere, but one of the main criteria for our buddies in sourcing accommodation is spotless.

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    How clean is rented accommodation in Beijing?
    We can't speak for elsewhere, but one of the main criteria for our buddies in sourcing accommodation is spotless. Even if an apartment appears clean and well kept, our policy dictates that it must be cleaned professionally before anybody spends even a single night there.

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