Landlord has no legal rights to enter the flat and certainly none to steal her stuff. You are over thinking this.
Breaking a contract is a civil matter.
Threatening, harassing or physically obstructing someone is a criminal offence
If a tenant has a few days /weeks to leave because immd are kicking them out that is different to choosing to leave early.
I'm with TheBrit here INXS ;-)
In Hong Kong, I don't think security guards can do more than calling the owner to let them know that "someone is taking boxes out of the apartment". I don't think they can stop the movers' from taking out the stuff. After all, any tenant has the right to send away his/her stuff and buy brand new one from Ikea without the landlord's consent right ?
And in regards to my friend's case : it doesn't matter if they call the landlord to let them know, because on that precise day, the apartment will still be legally rented and paid for by my friend so ... In fact as long as she doesn't clearly states her will to break the contract, and/or stops paying the monthly fees, I think there's just NOTHING the landlord can do. She could empty the apartment and move to Australia tomorrow, as long as she pays the monthly fees, I don't think the landlord can do anything, they cannot even access the apartment.
This is the freaking problem with young people today.....always somebody else's fault or problem. Does my swede in.