Instructions on Property Lease

1. You should scrutinize the property ownership certificate, the originals of the identity document and the household registration book of the property owner to ensure his or her qualification to lease the property, and find out the property’s ownership and mortgage status;

2. If the leased property is to be devoted to office or business purposes, it must have been designated as office and commercial property and the land on which it stands must have been designated as non-residential; otherwise, the tenant will not be able to obtain a business license;

3. It is recommended to use the standard contract jointly made by the industrial and commercial department and housing administration department. The document is accessible on the website of Wuhan Housing Security and Management Bureau (;

4. You should check if the property is currently held under lease. If yes, the new lease agreement cannot be registered or put on record;

5. Please ask for a receipt for any rent paid.

To seek advice on methods of applying for residence permit and associated matters, please contact:

Wuhan Housing Security and Management Bureau

Tel.: 027-85482100

Address: No. 166, Gaoxiong Road, Hankou