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Nest Property
So you’ve just found out you got that big new job in Hong Kong and you now need to start thinking about your relocation – exciting! Our locations include Central, Chung Hom Kok, Clear Water Bay, Happy Valley, Mid Levels East, Mid Levels Central, Mid Levels West, Pokfulam, Repulse Bay.

Renting a property is a relatively straight-forward process. The process itself is much the same as anywhere else really. It’s finding the right house or apartment for rent in Hong Kong that is the tough part. To the average person who has newly relocated to Hong Kong, apartments are criminally small, rents are sky high and finding a property to rent that you like and are willing to commit to seems like a tall order. Now here’s why you need Nest Property!
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Yue Yan Mansion
HK$ 44,000 incl / 25,600,000
Yue Yan Mansion

Room(s)3 beds, 2 baths

Size (gross sq.ft)1,700

Breezy Court
HK$ 78,000 incl
Breezy Court

Room(s)4 beds, 3 baths

Size (gross sq.ft)1,820

HK$ 92,000 incl

Room(s)3 beds, 2 baths

Size (gross sq.ft)1,875

Conduit 18
HK$ 48,000 incl
Conduit 18

Room(s)3 beds, 2 baths

Size (gross sq.ft)1,251

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The Nitty Gritty: The Rental Process In Hong Kong

Nest Property is made up of a multi-national team of real estate agents who have first-hand experience of the process of looking for a property to rent to Hong, and actually care! They know the pitfalls, struggles and frustrations and can help you navigate these challenges. They won’t just show you one property and then ditch you. Our consultants listen to the client brief and handpick the best available properties for rent within a client’s budget, that actually meet the criteria. And so the search begins and you narrowing down the options. They’ll also suggest some left-field options, buildings or areas that you would have otherwise overlooked or passed up as they’re not so ‘obvious’ or are represented and passed up by everyone else due to poor photography.

Let’s face it, in almost all instances in Hong Kong there is a sacrifice to be made — be it size, price, location, outdoor space or quality of finish — but at Nest Property we always go the extra mile to show clients a breadth and depth of options, so that you, the client, can walk away happy, knowing you have made a well-informed and researched decision, and found the best suited home for you at that time.

And happy clients are what we’re all about! Matching a client to their next ‘forever’ home (even if that be only for the next year or two, lol) gives us pride and a sense of achievement in what we do, and it’s the reason we strive to know more and do it better.

Don’t Settle: Rent A Unique, Designer Or Characterful Hong Kong Apartment

Working with our connections with property developers across Hong Kong and with your individual preferences we offer some of the most desirable properties for rent. When you are looking to rent an apartment you want to ensure that you are choosing the perfect location. We don’t compromise on quality with the residential properties we offer. Options for small or large apartments are available, as well as larger homes for families.

In helping our clients find the right apartment to rent or the most suitable property to buy in Hong Kong, our consultants carry out a comprehensive property search of the entire residential market. They will inform you of location pros and cons and will refine the short-list of selected properties according to your feedback — at all times listening to the client. After all, we’re here to help find the right apartments for you to rent, or the right property for you to buy.

Choose from city views or beachfront properties, our residential leasing options are broad and accessible to all clients.

Relocating or upgrading your home has never been easier. Nest Property have the skills and care to get you to where you want to be. Our consultative process will turn your home hunting journey into a dream.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Renting In Hong Kong

What is the typical duration of a lease agreement in Hong Kong?

The average rental agreement in Hong Kong is for a period of two years with a break-clause after one year, which can be exercised by giving two months’ notice. So in essence, the minimum lease duration is 14 months. However some smaller apartments or certain landlords will consider 12-month leases, with one month’s notice period. For shorter term leases you are better off considering a serviced apartment, which will come fully-furnished and be open to month-by-month rentals.

Please also note, larger apartments or houses or corporate landlords often will only consider two-year fixed leases or even three-year leases, with no break-clause before the 16-month period, or under any circumstances. A diplomatic clause in these sorts of agreements is wise.

What is a diplomatic clause in Hong Kong?

A diplomatic clause is a clause that allows the tenant to terminate the lease before the lease term expires without having to suffer a penalty, in the unfortunate event that the tenant has lost his or her job and / or the tenant is being transferred out of Hong Kong by his or her company for not less than one year. Most often there will remain a minimum period during which this clause cannot be exercised.

Is it common for landlords to require a security deposit?

Yes, it is an absolute pre-requisite for landlords in Hong Kong to request a security deposit. A security deposit for a rental property in Hong Kong is typically equivalent to two-months’ rent which is held by the landlords for the duration of the lease as a ‘bond’ or insurance. This deposit is refundable at the end of the lease, minus any deductions for damages, rental arrears or outstanding bills.

Can I negotiate the rental price in Hong Kong?

Absolutely! Negotiating the rental price is not uncommon in Hong Kong. However, it depends on the demand for the property and the landlord's willingness to negotiate. It's worth discussing this with your real estate agent.

Are there any additional fees or charges involved in renting a property in Hong Kong?

In securing your new dream home, you will have to budget for one month’s rent upfront, your security deposit (which is usually two months’ rent), your 50% share of the stamp duty (the landlord pays the other half) and the real estate agency fee, which is equal to 50% of one month’s rent. The landlord pays the remaining 50% share. These costs are standard and nation-wide, no matter which agency you choose.

Once in your new home, the tenant is responsible for paying the rent, management fees (where applicable), government rates and utility bills each month. Some landlords incorporate the management fees and government rates into the monthly rent, however it’s advisable to clarify these details with your agent before signing the lease agreement.

Are pets allowed in rental properties in Hong Kong?

Pet policies vary among landlords and buildings in Hong Kong. Some landlords may allow pets, while others may have restrictions or require additional pet deposits. It's important to enquire about the pet policy before finalising a rental agreement.