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2 Contents Introduction of Off-Campus Housing Section Information of renting off-campus apartments Q & A

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4 Introduction Sub-office of the Student Housing Office (SHO) Established in 2008 Provides general assistance for students on off-campus accommodation

5 Introduction Cont. Location: 1/F, UG Hall 2 Office Hour: 8:45am-1pm, 2pm-5:30pm (Mon-Fri, except Public Holidays) Tel:

6 Services Website: https://sao.ust.hk/housing/living_offcampu s.html https://sao.ust.hk/housing/living_offcampu s.html Portal: https://sao.ust.hk/housing/living_offcampu s_portal.html https://sao.ust.hk/housing/living_offcampu s_portal.html Accommodation/Roommate Search: https://sao.ust.hk/housing/search.html

7 Services Cont. Talks on Off-Campus Housing Visits to nearby areas (Po Lam, Hang Hau, Kwun Tong, LOHAS Park, etc) Roadshow Sharing Session (experiences sharing with students who live off-campus)

8 Some Misunderstandings OCHS = agents XX OCHS = apartments/flats XX

9 What are we? OCHS = Information Pool Housing info recommend to students Students info pair students to be roommates if suitable OCHS = Advisor Offer advices/assistances during students searching or renting process

10 How to Rent Off-Campus Apartment/Flat

11 Renting Procedures Step 1: Consider your needs Size, Location, Budget, Furnishing, Moving Schedule, etc Step 2: Find a property agent Step 3: Site visits (arranged by the agent)

12 Renting Procedure Cont. Step 4: Discuss with the agent about your concerns, bargaining on price/terms, your request to the landlord, etc Step 5: Sign the provisional tenancy agreement and pay deposit Step 6: Handover the apartment, pay deposit and advance rent (total 3 months rent) and commission to the agent

13 Rights and Responsibilities of a Tenant

14 Rights 1.The use of the premises. Landlord cannot disturb without special reasons. 2. Basic utilities (water, electricity, gas etc.) 3. Can refuse to move (in the 1 st yr, no violation of the agreement). 4. Can terminate the agreement (in the 2 nd yr, 1-month advance notice).

15 Responsibilities 1. Pay the rent on time. 2. Should not damage the provisions, structure, and fixture inside the apartment. 3. Should not allow illegal activities to be taken place inside the apartment. 4. Cannot perform the acts which damage the benefit of the landlord.

16 Why Living Off-Campus?

17 Advantage of Living Off-Campus Freedom Flexibility Chance to learn and grow Lifelong experience

18 Q & A Questions??


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