I and my husband are moving to a village house in Sai Kung. It is the third floor with a rooftop. When we met the landlord and signed the contract, he showed us how furniture could be moved into the house through the big windows on one side and through the rooftop. However, we did not pay attention to how narrow the main door is and how little room there is for moving stuff into the house.
When I checked with some movers, they said it would be impossible to lift big furniture into the house based on the physical structure of the house. And due to the lack of parking space nearby, it would be impossible to even use a mechanical crane to lift things up. So we feel that we are in a bind and that the landlord has not been honest about this aspect. He himself has not lived there so it seems he doesn't know some of the practical issues of moving in. But it also occurs to me that he is not so forthright about certain things.
Does any of you have experience with moving big pieces of furniture into a village house with lots of physical constraints? I am having a major headache right now. Would appreciate any advice or suggestions. Thanks!