Arranging a tenancy through Knight Frank is very straightforward. Below we have given some guidance on how the process works, but for further information do not hesitate to contact your local Knight Frank office.
1. Finding the right property
Register with Knight Frank and take advantage of our extensive database of exclusive rental properties throughout Hong Kong. You can register by calling our office, or register online on My Knight Frank to receive email alerts of new properties as they become available to rent.
2. Viewing properties
We endeavour to arrange appointments that are convenient to you during weekdays and on Saturdays.
3. Making an offer
As soon as you have found a suitable property and communicated an offer to us, we submit it to the landlord for consideration. Any offer made is subject to satisfactory references being received and a tenancy agreement being completed. Offers are subject to contract.
4. Acceptance of your offer
When your offer has been accepted, we ask you to apply for references and begin preparation of the tenancy agreement between yourself and the landlord.
5. The tenancy agreement
Once all terms have been agreed by both parties and satisfactory references have been received, all documentation is forwarded to you and the landlord for signature.
6. A custom inventory
Before the tenancy begins, an inventory is prepared detailing the contents and condition of the property. This is carried out by one of our inventory clerks and a copy supplied to both landlord and attached to the tenancy agreement.
7. Rent and deposit
Prior to the tenancy commencing, we provide you with a statement showing the initial monies due. This will typically include a two month security deposit (often three months for a personal lease), plus the first rental payment in advance. The tenant is also responsible for his share of stamp duty payable upon signing of the tenancy agreement.
8. Completion and check-in
Once the tenancy agreement has been signed and cleared funds have been received in respect of the rent, deposit and other charges, the tenancy can proceed. On the day the tenancy commences, we would provide a personalised formal handover.