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  1. Landlord Wants to Break Lease

    I have lived in my apartment almost 3 months. At 5:30am last week someone started banging on my apartment door - and continued for over 3 hours. It turns out that my landlord was divorced and the wife now owns the property. There is also an agent involved (she actually leased the unit from the ex-husband so in theory she should be getting the rent) and all the parties are fighting over who gets my rent. The police are now involved but since I don't speak nor understand Chinese, I'm not sure exactly what is going on with that. I was informed yesterday that the wife (who now owns the property) wants me to move out. However, she is not willing to reimburse me for any of the expenses I put into the apartment (replaced/repaired some of the plumbing, hired someone to clean up the bug-infested kitchen, dry cleaning of blankets left behind that were filthy and stunk, etc.). She is also not willing to pay my agent fee although I will obviously have to pay one for a new apartment. What rights do I have? Can she just break the lease? And, if so, how much notice is she required to give me? Thanks in advance for any assistance or direction anyone can offer.
  2. Contract Violation

    What are the consequences and legal problems one might be in store for if they violate a contract in China and are no longer in the country? This applies to anything from an employment contract to a lease agreement. I've seen people saying on here that you can be screwed by your contract but if you're not in the country, what can anyone do?
  3. Voluntary Resignation

    Hello, I am in need of some Chinese Labour Law help. Today, I handed in my resignation letter to my company, and stated my intention to leave next month. I was told that contractually I have to give two months notice. However, the Chinese Labour Laws state that 30 days written notice is necessary. (Article 31) Usually I would assume that Labour Laws overrule contracts easily, but there seems to be some debate on the matter, as apparently the Laws are vague. As I can't read Chinese, I don't know the actual Chinese wording, and so I don't know what my legal situation is. I don't suppose there's a Chinese Legal Expert here, or someone that has experienced this problem before? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Hello Hangzhou expat! I am looking for a recommendation for an english speaking lawyer. Does anyone know someone good located in the city or close by? I need someone who is skilled in foreign owned chinese companies. Thanks