I'm planning a move to HK and since I will be flying back to Beijing to visit my family every other weekend, I would like to find a shared apt to save some money. Basically I'm looking for these few things in accomodation: lower rent, short commute to Central, and a bit of green/outdoors activity.
I have been considering the mid-levels as I hear it is close to central, where I'll be working, close to the night life, and offers some green away from the neon lights. I only found a few postings of sharing in the central mid-levels area though. Is this not a good area for flat sharing? Maybe because it is not convenient if one doesn't have a car? I'm a bit turned off by the areas too close to Causaubay and Wan Sai, because how busy they appear to be on the pictures I found online. Are these ok places to live?
Another question I have is about tax cut on the rental expenditure. If I share an apt with others, and do not have a contract with the landlord, I wonder if there are ways I could get the tax cut on my rental. I'm thinking it is possible that I could get the main lessee to issue writen invoice/receipt to me. Would that be sufficient for the tax authority to recognize as evidence of rental expenditure?
Thanks a lot.