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    How many pages is your lease?

    I guess I'm spoiled but I was looking over our lease today and it is 4 pages long total, which includes English and Chinese translations. I then looked at a new lease proposed for a new property and it is 20 pages long, all in English, with a ridiculous number of clauses (it's very landlord friendly). Even had a clause that "tenant agrees to let firemen enter the premises if the building is on fire".

    I was just curious--how many pages is your lease?


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    6, dual English and Chinese. Couple of extra pages for inventory. English version takes precedence in case of mis translation.


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    Your landlord must have alot of units or is a big company landlord.

    They've covered every angle and probably got some clauses in there like no excessive plants on balcony even if you don't have a balcony.

    Try getting some of the lease ammended or changed, it will probably not happen they will say take it or leave it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by penguinsix
    I guess I'm spoiled but I was looking over our lease today and it is 4 pages long total, which includes English and Chinese translations. I then looked at a new lease proposed for a new property and it is 20 pages long, all in English, with a ridiculous number of clauses (it's very landlord friendly). Even had a clause that "tenant agrees to let firemen enter the premises if the building is on fire".

    I was just curious--how many pages is your lease?
    Mine is also four pages; each section is bilingual. The stamp is an A4 page issued by the government.
    Last edited by paul9; 04-12-2011 at 08:36 PM.

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    My present one is a few pages long. The previous one was about 30 pages.

    For the property I own, I use one about 5 pages long.

    Yes, I am posting from an Android phone, got a problem with it?


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    4, in English


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    The three past tenancy agreements I have to hand were all basically four pages (the inventory was an extra page in two cases). One was a bilingual standard form with blank sections written by hand, the other two were fully typed and in English only.

    Last edited by PDLM; 04-12-2011 at 08:58 PM.

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    PDLM slightly off topic maybe

    You're here permanently I assume since you've retired here, Why are you renting?


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    I assume he was able to rent his apartment for more:

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo
    PDLM slightly off topic maybe

    You're here permanently I assume since you've retired here, Why are you renting?

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    I'm not at the moment. I referred to my three previous leases when I was. Although I am considering renting out the place I own and moving to somewhere that I could rent for about half of what I get for my place.

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