5 tips for storage selection
5 Keys Hong Kong People Must know when renting a Mini Storage?
There are currently over 176 different mini storage companies in Hong Kong,
and it can be a very confusing task to when search for the right mini storage room.
Here are 5 key areas to look for when you will be searching for storage.
1. Is the property leased or owned by the operator?
Hong Kong property markets goes up and down very fast, and a typical lease of a warehouse is only 5 to 6 years. The danger will be if the storage operator leased the property and sub-lease to you. If the operator fails to pay rent or fail to negotiate a successful
2. Is the Storage Facility opens on weekends ? Open 24 hrs?
Most storage operators are closed at 7 and are not open on Sundays. Since most of us work on weekdays and only have time in weekends, its best if you find a storage operators that is open 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.
3. Does the storage facility uses net area or gross area ?
Similar to other real estate class, most storage facilities still uses gross area. Which can be up to 35% less to the actual net area being used. Some storage companies
Can appear to cost less on the phone, only to realize that it quoted using gross area, problem will arise when the room can not fit all your belongings. Best to check which type of measurement the company quotes.
4. Does the Storage operator have its own moving and transportation service?
Coordinating between a storage operator and a mover can be a big hassle, especially when the movers do not try to fit all your stuff nicely into the storage room, and you end up renting a bigger room. Also movers work schedule and storage operator schedule can be different…