I just recently relocated to Hong Kong for a work transfer. My company agreed to pay for one month accommodation and then I am to find an apartment on my own. I am to move into my own apartment on November 19th. There's just one problem...
They just submitted my work visa application this past Friday. Or were supposed to. They have dragged their feet on this for awhile, needless to say, despite my chasing. They also hadn't processed my salary increase and, due to this and lack of visa, I'm making nowhere near what I'm supposed to make (being taxed much higher due to pay through my home country).
I flagged it this weekend and they have agreed to cover the cost of accommodation as long as I'm "unable to confirm a personal lease without the work visa". So I have the following question:
1) is this even possible? I thought you were supposed to have a work visa and/or HKID to get an apartment? The only other way I see around this is to get a serviced apartment and they are expensive. My budget is currently 20K, maximum, and I would ideally like a one bedroom. I've done some shopping around and know this is possible.
2) Am I wrong to stand my ground and say they should pay for another month seeing as that my salary and visa situation is their fault? I've chased this since September.
Any guidance on this would be appreciated!