I have just unknowingly rented out an apartment shown to me by two different real estate agencies. As I understand, as per local rules and as agreed between the tenant (by way of a signed form while scanning properties) and the property agency, in case you rent a property shown by two different agents, you are liable to pay brokerage to both the agents. Anyone been through a similar situation? Any suggestions how to get through this without been impacted monetarily? What are the implications if I don't pay up to the other agent who also showed me the same apartment. Does it in anywhich way reflect negatively on my HK ID Card? Do real estate agents have access to information on new transactions and tenancy details? Am I liable to pay only my share or even the landlord's share, i.e. entire 1 month rental which the agent lost out on as I used another agency for the apartment.