I need a place for 2.5k

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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2009

    I need a place for 2.5k

    Hi I'm getting kicked out of my great uncles house because hes moving back. Anyone know a place along the east rail line - after tai wai - preferably in shatin or taipo close to the mtr where I could rent a single studio room with bathroom w/o a kitchen is fine (120 sq feet+). I am also interested in sharing someones apartment.

    I'm a 19 male working on my own start up company. If anyone has a room under 2.5k including management fees or knows a few places where I could go try please tell me or has a room please post here.

    I would like a furnished place, but if not a table and chair would do fine. No bed is necessary. If anyone knows of a place like this please tell me.

    Sorry for my bad post, i'm in a hurry.


    I don't want to go to an agent. They are robbers.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Sai Kung

    you don't need a bed? never heard that one before! good luck!

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Hong Kong

    Julian, you are local? Go to the villages, you can get cheap places there. There are often rent signs (in Chinese) stuck to lampposts.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2009

    If you could stretch to $3.5k-$5k there is plenty around here in Tai Po, and a lot of the rest of N.Ts. Best of luck finding something, but to be honest for $2.5k I think a shared flat is your best bet. Try Craigslist and Gumtree websites, they both have flatmate wanted ads.

    Last edited by kryzlowski; 09-11-2009 at 08:39 PM.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    May 2008

    You may need to focus on other places, like Kwun Tong or Sham Shui Po. Personally I am also on a budget and found a studio apartment in Kwun Tong for merely 2.8K, completely renovated, completely empty. It's small, but that's what we get for being on a budget.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Quarry Bay

    If you are still looing....

    Best bet would probably be a shared apartment that has been converted into a studio style...

    umm hard to explain, basically it's a 500 square feet or bigger apartment that has been converted into a 3 or 4 studio room with shared/private bathroom/shower (private bathrooms usually rents out for more), rent usually goes for 2200-3500, any higher and it's probably a rip off unless it's in a really nice area.

    You can check real estate agents in the north point / quarry bay area, they are usually located amongst the older buildings.

    Agents make their money off commission and the commission is 1 month (1/2 from tenant, 1/2 from landlord) so you will end up paying 3 1/2 months total on your first month, you might be able to get by paying just 1 month deposit if the landlord agree but that's a 50/50 crap shoot.

    Some of the areas I know of that has studio apartments for rent are:

    North Point (Near MTR)
    Quarry Bay (Wai Lee, Tak Lee, Po Lee Bldg, see google map)
    Sei Wan Ho (Tai Hing Area)

    Good Luck