Do you need to arrange your own housing ?

Finding affording and comfortable accommodation in Hong Kong can be quite a challenge. Accommodation standards and rents vary considerably. However, rent is generally high by international standards and living space small. Yet, there are tons of benefits you will enjoy by living off-campus. e.g.

  • Freedom
  • Flexibility
  • Chance to Learn
  • Lifelong Experience

Private accommodation in Hong Kong is relatively expensive and most landlords tend to only consider at least a one-year lease. The average rent ranges from about HK$4,000 per month per person for a small single room to HK$10,000 per month per person for a small flat depending on the size and quality of the unit. Those advertised through property agencies may be more expensive and if students are to find accommodation through them, normally they have to pay a commission equivalent to 50% of a monthly rental fee.

This section provides essential information for living off-campus, from accommodation search to various guides and tips on dealing with property agents and landlords. Below is the overview.

  • Rental Timeline
    Students could know what are the steps involved in renting a house in Hong Kong and when each step should start and finish for having a smooth transition into their apartment rented.
  • Budgeting
    Tell you all about the expense you will need to prepare when living off-campus. From daily expense to house renting related expense.
  • Tenancy Knowledge
    What you need to be aware before signing your tenancy agreement? This section will tell you about this.
  • Market Information
    Which area should I choose? How long will be the commute time? What is the market price in that area? You will find the answer here.
  • Moving In and What’s Next
    This section will tell you what you need to do when you move in as well as things to aware during your whole rental period.
  • Useful Resources
    You would find links and contact to various apartment search platform and letting agents.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

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