The Shanghai city government is currently trying to amend its residential rental management regulations; once passed, future residential renting will have the following changes:
First, the number of tenants per room shall not exceed two people, exclusive of those with relations of statutory duty of maintenance, legal obligation of support and dependence.
Second, the living area per capita shall not be less than five square meters.
Third, the lessor is explicitly required to sign a letter of guaranty for responsibility of public security with a police station.
Fourth, the penalty , which was originally between 5,000 to 30,000 RMB, will be raised after the amendment to 10,000 to 100,000 RMB.
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