Also, please tell what a smaller apartment, around 175-200 sq ft, would cost in the same area.
Hi, i am on a scouting mission before my move to HK. I am looking for either a flat or a room in a flat (shared unit) to rent for the period 13-29 of May 2011 ? Do any of you have suggestions ? many thanks
Thanks again to you helping out! I've heard that the northwestern area in Kowloon is comparatively cheap. So I wonder what an apartment at approx 200 sq ft would cost in this area (if there are such apartments here) -- perhaps around Sham Shui Po or Cheung Sha Wan. Or would you recommend some other place? It should be close to CityU though, which is in Kowloon Tong.
I did some plodding in Tai kok Tsui, Mongkok, SSP for a friend, who, due to drinking comitments has only a budget of $3,800. I found some OK ones for her at around that mark for 150-200 sft with private toilet, some even with fresh paint. All tong lau, mostly high floors.
Good news bro! Thx! Tong lau works fine with me, I'm just a cheap student anyway Btw, were these apartments furnished or unfurnished? And were they available for 4-5 months as well?
erm, there would be room for a double bed and a desk and that would be it. They usually come with a bed and mattress and a small desk/table. No TV, bring your own, no fridge, etc. Basic.
Landlords would be reluctant to have a 5-month lease. Why have 5-months when one could have 2 years.
I can only suggest that you make them a gesture that would help your cause. eg.
1) suggest paying all 5 months in advance. if that doesn't work,
2) suggest paying the lnadlord's half of the commish to the agency.