After couple of hours internet research, I have shortlisted these Service Apts @ Central area from the info provided by the Company relocation manager, and I would like to hear if any one has any comment on it:
I will be working in Central, office close by MRT station, single, this is just a temp housing until the relocation manager find a perm housing for me, so I assume I will stay just about 1-2 months at the service apt.
First of all, 2 general Qs:
1. Why some service apts have 3% government tax? Is it because that they run like a hotel?
2. Some apt states that the Landlord will not stamp and register the license agreement, some states that the landlord can stamp, but the stamp duty will be shared by landlord and tenant.
So, how much is that stamp duty?
Here are the list, not in any particular order:
Looks like it is REALLY close to Central office, but there is no actual pics of the room on the web site, so cannot tell the decoration, furnishing etc. I cannot even tell it is a mid-rise or high rise bldg?
$14,000-$22,000, plus 3% tax
Good location and nice room furnishing from the web site.
from $22,000, plus 3% tax
Right by escalator, the furnishing looks so so, but unit size seems to be big, 714sf.
I guess I can walk from any of the above 3 apts to office @ Central, in about 10-15 mins?
I like the pics on their web site, looks nice and clean.
But landlord will NOT stamp, why?
Location, is it too far to walk to Central,
then, I have to take MRT just for one stop 2 minutes to Central?
Room pics look so so, cannot tell how the bldg looks like, high or mid rise?
Location, right by the Sheung Wan MRT station.
Anyone has stayed/lived in any of these apts?
Thanks, would appreciate your input.