Sydney Property Investors - Must Read

Stimulus Package nothing to sneeze at

The Morrison Government has today announced a $17.6 billion economic plan to keep Australians in jobs, and to keep businesses in business in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Government has outlined an increase of $700M to the instant asset write off threshold from $30,000 to $150,000, and has also expanded eligibility to businesses with […]

Building Allowance Maximiser

 Let’s talk about bricks and mortar. Or what the Government calls the Building Allowance. Whilst you can no longer claim depreciation on plant and equipment in second-hand investment properties, that’s the things like ovens, dishwasher etc. You can still claim the structure of the building, that’s the bricks, concrete, windows, tiling, etc. provided the […]

The Budget Has Changed The Game

The Federal Budget released on the 9th of May 2017 has changed the game for property investors.  The Government has changed the game in the new budget by reducing depreciation deductions for residential properties. And it’s good news too if you ask me! In this webinar, you’ll  learn the 9 key takeaways from these changes […]

The Ultimate Guide to Claiming Capital Works

Find out What Capital Works Are and How You Can Claim Them Not all people buy an investment property in Australia and leave it just the way it is. Many invest in improvements, so they can charge more rent to tenants. Buying a property and making improvements to it is one of the best investment […]

Commercial Space Deductions

Make Sure You Claim All Depreciation on Your Commercial Real Estate If you’re thinking about buying commercial real estate in Melbourne, you need to prepare yourself. Many people fail to claim the commercial tax deductions in Australia that are due to them. This results in thousands of lost dollars. You can claim for all sorts […]

How Much Will Your Depreciation Schedule Cost?

The Price May Vary Depending on Several Factors The fee you’ll pay for a depreciation schedule will vary. For example, you may pay anywhere between $275 and $800 for the report. This is a fairly standard price for an established residential home. All these properties aren’t brand new. This usually means you’ve purchased it from […]

Finally, Some Clarity

On Friday 14th July, the Treasury Office released a draft bill regarding how depreciation deductions on a second-hand property can be claimed moving forward. They also invited interested parties to make submissions. It’s complicated, to say the least, so I’ve tried to simplify this Bill and the key points. Here are my 9 Key Takeaways […]

Who does Depreciation Schedules?

Having been in this industry for more than two decades now, I’ve met all sorts of property developers and investors. Many of the calls and inquiries I receive are from frustrated investors who could not get depreciation reports (or schedules) from their accountants or real estate agents. However, what most investors don’t know, is that […]

How to choose the Right Quantity Surveyor

Choosing a quantity surveyor that’s right for you doesn’t have to be challenging To choose, buy and settle on an investment property is a lengthy process, and for good reason. It ensures that procedures are followed and regulations are met before you are fully committed financially, and let’s face it, you’re spending a serious amount […]

When do you need a Quantity Surveyor?

Unless your property is very unusual, there would generally be no reason to speak to a quantity surveyor before purchasing a property. While you’re hunting for potential investments, you can work out the estimated depreciation for a property by using Washington Brown’s free online depreciation calculator. Once you have committed to purchasing the property, it […]