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    Self-arranged Accommodation

    1. Introduction

    This page aims to provide advices and rental information to non-local students who may have housing need to look for other private accommodation in Hong Kong due to limited bed places of OUHK Co-ordinated Off-campus Accommodation.
    2. Type of Housing

    Type of Housing Features Monthly Rent (HK$)*
    Mansion
    Luxury Housing with club house and property management. 20,000 or above
    Private Housing Estate
    A cluster of high-rise building with property management (and club house if applicable). 10,000 or above
    One Multi-unit Building
    A single residential building with property management (and club house if applicable). 10,000 or above
    Tong Lau (Tenement House)
    A single three to five sotreys high residential building before 1980 and no lifts and property management are available. 5,000 - 10,000


    * The above monthly rent does not include utitlities, commission fee and/ or any special chargers.
    3. Nearby Regions

    Location District
    Distance from School
    (5:  The Nearest)
    Type of Housing Directions to Campus
    Homantin
    Kowloon City 5 Mansion, Private Housing Estate and One Multi-unit Building
    • Walking
    Mongkok
    Yau Tsim Mong 4 Private Housing Estate, One Multi-unit Building and Tong Lau
    • Walking
    • Minibus no. 27M and 28M
    • Bus no. 18, 41, 45 and E21A
    To Kwa Wan
    Kowloon City 4 Private Housing Estate, One Multi-unit Building and Tong Lau
    • Minibus no. 28M
    • Bus no. 17
    Hunghom
    Kowloon City 4 One Multi-unit Building and Tong Lau
    • Minibus no. 8
    • Bus no.7B, 8, 41 and 45
    Whampoa
    Kowloon City 3 Private Housing Estate and One Multi-unit Building
    • MTR
    Prince Edward
    Yau Tsim Mong 3 One Multi-unit Building and Tong Lau
    • MTR
    • Bus no. 18, 41, 45 and E21A
    Sham Shui Po
    Sham Shio Po 2 One Multi-unit Building and Tong Lau
    • MTR
    • Bus no. 18, 41, 45 and E21A
    4. Rental Sources in Hong Kong

    Sources Nature
    Licensed Estate Agencies
    • Recognized and governed by the Estate Agents Authority (EAA) under the Estate Agents Ordinance (EAO)
    • Professional in arranging the renting of properties
    • Assisting in signing of “Estate Agency Agreement” and documentation processing with landlords and tenants to protect both parties
    • Licence List for public to asertain whether the person concerned is currently licensed
    Service Apartment Agencies
    • Managed by licensed Estate Agencies under EAA
    • Offering some “Student Hostels” to non-local students
    Online Rental Apps/ Websites
    • Providing dynamic search and filtering on rental of premises
    5. Notes on Signing a Tenancy Agreement

    Many landlords and tenants do not enter into detailed tenancy agreements when they lease or rent properties. Most simply use one of the standard tenancy agreement forms available. Some make oral agreements only. However, if either party subsequently disputes the tenancy agreement, the situation may be difficult to resolve as the obligations and right of landlord and tenant have not been clearly defined. Both parties are likely to suffer as a result.

    In view of this, the Estate Agents Authority and the Consumer Council have complied Notes on Signing a Tenancy Agreement to assist landlord and tenants in understanding the importance of a tenancy agreement, the terms that should be included in it, and their obligations and rights.
    6. Off-campus Housing


    Service Provider District Estimated Price (HK$) Website
    Contented Living
    Hunghom, Mongkok, Prince Edward, Tsim Sha Tsui, etc.
    5,000 or above
    Hong Kong University Student Exchange Association Homantin and Mongkok 4,500 or above Click Here
    Oootopia
    To Kwa Wan
    9,000 or above
    Uni Hall
    Sham Shui Po
    5,000 or above
    Weave on Boundary Prince Edward 9,000 or above Click Here
    M³ International Youth Community
    Prince Edward and Sham Shui Po 4,000 or above Click Here
    Holiday Inn Express
    Kwun Tong 9,000 or above
     
    Discount for OUHK students
    (till 30 Sep 2021):Click Here
    The Quay
    Hunghom 9,000 or above Click Here
    Y-Loft
    Chai Wan 10,000 or above Click Here
    7. Disclaimer

    Any contents accessible through this page obtained from the websites of service providers are for information only and they are subject to change at any time without prior notice. The University has no relationship with these service providers and does not guarantee its accuracy or reliability and accepts no liability to any dealings for any loss or damage arising from any inaccuracies or omission.
     
     

    Maintained by: Student Affairs Office( sao@ouhk.edu.hk )
    Modified Date: Mar 18, 2021



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