5 fantastic properties for rent in HK

Laurie Lankester, Head of Residential, JLL Hong Kong gives us the lowdown on what’s happening in the Hong Kong property market and shares details of five fabulous properties for rent.

Market Update

“Having experienced a seasonal slow-down over the Christmas and Chinese New Year periods, the rental market in Hong Kong appears to be slowly picking up pace in Q1 2019. It remains to be seen whether uncertainties such as the US-China trade war and Brexit, or financial pressures such as interest rate hikes and the implementation of the proposed vacancy tax in Hong Kong will have any major effect on the city’s leasing market this year. There are signs that companies are tightening their belts and cautiously waiting to see the impact of these factors, before making final decisions on global staff mobility.

Capital values in the mass residential market have retreated by 5.2 percent since peaking at the end of August 2018, ending 27 months of consecutive growth. The luxury segment, however, has been more resilient, with capital values remaining largely flat.

2019 brings with it some interesting question marks ahead for the property market in Hong Kong. What the answers will be still remain a little ambiguous and we expect to have more resolution when the outcome of Brexit, the trade war and other events that will affect the financial markets become clearer.”

Views from the top

Area: The Peak
Rent: $85,000 incl. per month
Size: 1,509 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Property reference number: 23570
Updated date: 22-Feb-19

The prestige location of this apartment at the Peak means it has spectacular sea and mountain views. The modern, designer-style space is ready to move into, and features ensuite bedrooms with brand new bathrooms and a powder room adjacent to the living area.

Chelsea court

A rare find

Area: Clear Water Bay
Rent: $130,000 incl.
Size: 1,850 sq. ft
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Property reference number: 286
Updated date: 22-Feb-19

Spacious, bright and modern, this free-standing low-rise house has three ensuite bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, expansive garden and outdoor areas with ample car parking. It’s a rare opportunity finding a property like this to lease.

Chic and comfy

Area: Shau Kei Wan
Rent: From $28,000 incl.
Size: 345 to 1,362 sq. ft
Bedrooms: Studio to 3
Bathrooms: 1 to 2
Property reference number: 59375
Updated date: 20-Feb-19

These brand new furnished apartments are sleekly designed and offer panoramic sea views. The location is handy too – just a five-minute walk from Sai Wan Ho MTR Station.

Hilltop stunner

Area: The Peak
Rent: $290,000 incl.
Size: 2,862 sq. ft (plus 947 roof)
Bedrooms: 4 (2 ensuite)
Bathrooms: 3
Property reference number: 9367
Updated date: 21-Feb-19

Located on the top of the Peak, enjoying splendid panoramic harbour views and proximity to the shops and restaurants at Peak Tower and Galleria, this stunning duplex apartment includes an internal staircase to a large rooftop terrace.

Harbour Views

Area: Mid-Levels Central
Rent: HK$90,000 incl
Size:  1282 sf. (saleable area)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Property reference number: 46276
Updated date: 8-Mar-19

Modern three-bedroom apartment located on Tregunter Path, uniquely renovated with full clubhouse facilities and an outdoor pool. Excellent location surrounded by lush greenery and fabulous harbour views. Must see.

For more detail on these properties or to see more options, contact 2846 5779 or email


See more in our Living in Hong Kong section:

What it’s like to live in Hong Kong
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Guide to where to live in Hong Kong

This article first appeared in the April/May 2019 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.