If you would like to explore more outside the campus, you may find your own apartment or share a flat with other HSUHK students.
Renting off-campus in Hong Kong is challenging. You are advised to understand the rental procedures and guidelines listed on the “Tenancy Guide for Non-local Students in Hong Kong” (非本地學生在香港租屋指南) published by Estate Agents’ Authority (地產代理監管局).
You may get a glimpse of a different life experience and experience the Hong Kong culture in a community when you choose to live outside the campus!
When you plan to rent a flat, please consider the following items:
- Budget: Is the monthly rent affordable?
- Preferred location: Is it close to the campus? Is it convenient?
- Safety: Is it too quiet at night without streetlight? What kind of shops near the flat?
- Transportation: Is it easy to find a public transportation to go to the campus and get around? Is the fee affordable?
- Furniture: What kind of furniture or electric appliances are provided? Are they in good conditions and functional?
- Rental period: How long do you have to rent? (It is better to discuss it in detail with the Agent before signing any contract.)
- Size of the flat: How big is the flat do you prefer? And, is it affordable?
- Search the contacts or websites of Property Agencies
- Verify the licences of the agencies from the Licence List
- Before deciding an agent, please read the information from Estate Agents Authority (地產代理監管局)
If you would like to rent a flat from private housing, it is better for you to estimate the rent in the vicinity of HSUHK campus.
- Before visiting, a tenant has to sign a document called “Estate Agency Agreement for Leasing of Residential Properties in Hong Kong” which is about the responsibility between tenant and agent.
- Verify the identity of the landlord and the property status (Subletting of Public rental housing and housing under Home Ownership Scheme is not allowed)
- View the apartment with a friend or a relative.
- Examine the apartment’s layout, view, renovation, public facilities, fire prevention facilities, etc.
- Inspect the apartment during day time and night time
- Observe the furniture, front door, windows, water leakage, bathroom, living room, bedroom and kitchen, etc.
When you have decided an apartment or a flat, you are strongly advised to read the “Notes on Signing a Tenancy Agreement” (訂立租約需知)published jointly by the Estate Agents Authority and Consumer Council.
Housing Options (For Reference)
- Off-campus Accommodation Seminar
Date: 9 June 2022
Time: (Cantonese) 10:00am – 11:00am / (Putonghua) 11:00am – 12:00pm
Format: ZOOM / MS Teams
- Students’ experience sharing
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