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Online CBA: Are There Any Points to Note for a Company Planning to Lease a Shop in China to Engage in Retail Business?

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Q: Are There Any Points to Note for a Company Planning to Lease a Shop in China to Engage in Retail Business?

A: In shop leasing, special note must be taken to confirm the use of the shop by conducting a search of property ownership at the real estate trading centre where the shop is located, to ensure that the property concerned is for commercial use and the land is for non-residential use. Then the shop can be leased and used as a shop. Otherwise, a business licence may not be granted.

When conducting a search of property ownership at the real estate trading centre, the following should be noted:

1. The use of the property and the land: the shop can only be leased and used as a shop if the property concerned is for commercial use and the land is for non-residential use.

2. Property owner: the tenancy agreement must be signed with the property owner.

3. Rental registration: if there is an existing rental registration, registration of the new tenancy agreement may not be allowed, which will in turn make it difficult for the tenant to apply for a business licence.

(The HKTDC provides one-on-one China Business Advisory Service free of charge to assist companies in resolving problems encountered when doing business in China. For enquiries and appointments, please call (852) 1830 668 or register online.)

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