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Published on Nov 11, 2011
How to buy or rent a Hong Kong office, by Christopher Dillon author of the Landed series of real estate books. This video covers: - Cheap Hong Kong offices for micro-businesses and start-ups in Hong Kong, including swapping desk space for services and using the public library - Renting space in a Hong Kong serviced office, including security and accessibility, and the tradeoffs between a convenient location, luxurious surroundings and prices - How to rent a Hong Kong office, including commissions, taxes, finding a competent real estate agent, and the differences between large and small landlords - Typical lease terms when you rent a Hong Kong office, including deposits, management fees and government rates (property tax) - Fitting out your rented or purchased office, including air conditioning, fire sprinklers, the role of the Hong Kong Buildings Department, problems with nominated contractors, and hiring a designer and contractor - An explanation of Hong Kong’s system for grading office space, from Grade A to Grade C - How to buy a Hong Kong office, including taxes, fees and the process of evaluating a potential office, including the building’s age, location and maintenance - Sample costs for a serviced office, a rented office and a purchased office - A case study of the purchase of a small Hong Kong office