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What should I be aware of when purchasing an investment property?

June 29, 2015

Before purchasing an investment property, we highly recommend that you see a qualified accountant to assess your personal situation and determine how investment property ownership will affect you. Some of the issues to consider include:

  • Affordability in owning an investment property?
  • Who will own the property? i.e. Personal name or joint names, a company or trust structure or even a Superannuation fund.
  • Do you know the pros and cons of Company ownership v’s personal ownership?
  • Negative gearing benefits whilst holding the investment property
  • Who will the borrower/s be?
  • Do you know the rental return from the property?
  • Will you manage the property yourself or will an agent manage it on your behalf?
  • Are you aware of tax deductible expenses in owning an investment property? Improvements v’s repairs.
  • Are you aware of depreciation benefits? Make sure you get a Depreciation Schedule!
  • Capital gains implications when you sell the investment property.


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