Created in 2012, we have quickly become one of the #1 referenced real estate agencies for expats, students and businesspeople in Shanghai. We own one of the biggest city-center apartment databases in Shanghai. Thanks to this database, in June 2016, we were able to upgrade to a real estate investment company.
We provide a full range of real estate consulting services. We combine Shanghai's real estate market knowledge with a selected group of experienced experts making it our priority to understand the specific needs of our clients and provide tailor-made services. We are here for you!
We suggest you start searching 1-2 months before you need to move in. Our team can start selecting good options for you beforehand so that you can have an understanding of available options on the market.
It depends! Every district has its own charm. Jing’an, People’s Square, Changning, Xuhui (the Former French Concession, or FFC) are the most desired locations for expats to settle down. YÔGA focuses mostly on downtown apartments.
This kind of apartments has high standard of service and usually priced much higher. Although, rental is more expensive, there are plenty of services and amenities already included: 24/7 concierge, beddings, kitchen appliances, utility bills, gym&swimming pool, etc. It’s a good choice for those who are looking for all-inclusive accommodation for short term period.
Lane house is the English term for the Shanghainese 'shikumen', small clusters of three- or five-story terrace houses with stairs that were built around the city in the early 20th century. They incorporated both Chinese and Western influences in their construction, showing the international influence within Shanghai at the time.
Most of the high-rise buildings were built not long time ago and usually have up to 30 floors. You can find a lot of new compounds with buildings like this in Jing’an, Changning, Hongqiao and Putuo. All of them have 24/7 security guards, parking, compound garden.
Villa or townhouse is a separate house with two- three-story and usually with yard or garden. It’s a great choice for families. Most of them are located in suburban areas and in downtown Xuhui District. Normally each villa is owned by different landlord so design and decoration can vary from simple and modern to vintage style.
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If you are interested in visiting apartments or rooms before renting, you can come by the agency and we will take you to visit your listings. Our address is: Room 2104, 327 Wuding Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai.
Yes you can select the apartments or rooms you are interested in, send them to us and we’ll explain the full procedure to you. Before booking, you will be able to check your contract and we will make sure you will have your apartment in good condition before your plane lands at PVG.
With YOGA you can sign short-term (1 to 6 months) contract. You’ll easily recover your deposit at the end of your stay.
We charge an agency fee of 40% of the first month’s rent.
-Apartments: We have created an all-inclusive package that costs 250 RMB per month (management fee, after service, fully furnished, cutlery, sheets, water, gas, Wi-Fi) - Please note that electricity bills are not included.
-Rooms: water, gas, Wi-Fi, electricity. We can advise you on great cleaning ladies from MinuteCare Household Management
You will receive your electricy bills once a month in your mailbox, please take the bill and pay it at your nearest Family Mart or Lawsons convenience store, you have a week to pay at the Family Mart, after that, you must go to the State Grid Office. Please keep all the receipts; you will need them for your check-out. If you don’t pay on time, the company will cut your power and charge fees.
You can also pay electricity bills via WeChat QR code. Just scan the QR code on the bill and follow the instructions to payment.
You can pay by WeChat or Alipay. You can also either come directly to the agency or pay by bank transfer with your Chinese bank account.
All amounts are charged in Chinese Yuan (RMB).
Housing contracts will be in English and Chinese for full transparency.
Upon signing your contract at the office, you will be given your keys or password if the apartment has a smart lock.
If you booked your apartment in advance, you can come to our office directly from the airport to receive your contract, the apartment key and all necessary information you need during your stay.
If you are already in Shanghai, after booking is confirmed, we will meet to sign the contract at the apartment with landlord. You will receive a key right on the spot. Our dedicated agent will check the condition of the apartment before you move in to ensure everything is in good condition.
Ask us, and we can send you the information you need to register to the police station. We will provide you all the necessary documents and direct you on how to properly complete the registration.
It is your responsibility to register within the first 24hrs after arriving in China.
Yes, and with the YÔGA Zen Package , your apartment can also be fully equipped with bedding, towels, cutlery, Wi-Fi and water/gas bill.
YÔGA has created the amazing Zen Package. The price is 250 RMB per month per room which includes: fully furnished apartment, Wi-Fi, water and gas.
YOGA’s Customer Service Department will gladly answer any questions you might have about your apartment, through your apartment WeChat group.
In emergencies, our staff will need to use the emergency key to enter the apartments in case something needs fixed. If you need anything during your time here, our international agents are a resource for you. They will fix any problems you have in a timely and professional manner.
If you need to leave the apartment before the lease expires, you will break the contract and will not be able to recover the deposit, but you don’t have to pay the remaining month of the contract.
You can also find a replacement for your apartment until the end of your lease, and would therefore recover the deposit from the new tenant. We can help guide you through this process should it happen.
If you rent a room in a shared apartment, your room will be fully furnished, Wi-Fi already in the apartment, beddings will be provided. You will just have to come with your suitcase.
When you rent a room inside an apartment, you will be only responsible for your room, you will sign a contract for your room and not for the whole apartment.
Our agency proposes an open contract for rooms: an open contract offers more flexibility to the renter, you can rent the room for a month or a year, there is no ending date.
Once you decide to leave, you will have to find a replacement for your room in order to recover the deposit.
We can’t guarantee that you will find someone but in Shanghai there is a huge turnover and YOGA apartments are typically a quite attractive value for renters.
We are here to help you find a new tenant. The agency will ask for a fee of 35% of first month’s rent. If YOGA helps you find a replacement, you will get 65% of your deposit back.
You will continue to pay your rent until a new tenant is located and enters into a new lease agreement. You must seek a new tenant. If not, you may lose your deposit.
When it’s time to leave, our team will organize a check-out procedure requiring landlord, tenant and agent to be there. After sorting all utility bills and checking the apartment’s condition, you will be able to get your deposit back. Please pay attention that the apartment should be in a good condition, otherwise the landlord might deduct some amount for damages and cleaning.
There will be a statement in your lease agreement saying that you may not apply your security deposit to your last month of rent or utility bills.