Tax & Legal Tips - Smart Property Investment

Tax and legal strategies are a key component of a strong, successful investment portfolio. Smart Property Investment provides investors with the latest updates, insights, tips and traps for maintaining these vital functions of a property portfolio.

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Govt to outlaw exit fees

The federal government has released a draft consultative paper outlining its plans to ban all exit fees.
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Landlords lose in new laws

Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act will have significant repercussions for both tenants and landlords, according...
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New laws for NSW retail landlords

The New South Wales government yesterday issued a draft of the Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2011 for public comment.
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First home owner grant cap to rise in NSW

First home buyers in New South Wales are set to benefit from an increase in the first home owner grant cap as of next...
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Negative gearing opportunities to stay

Property investors breathed a sigh of relief this week after the federal government and the federal opposition party...
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Negative Gearing Here To Stay - August 2010

In good news for budding investors, the federal government plus the opposition party have ruled out the prospect of...
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Safeguarding your home

How would you meet your mortgage repayments if your income stopped tomorrow?
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Protect your family home against unforseen misfortune

Have you ever thought about what would happen to your mortgage if you had an accident or become seriously ill and could...
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Save more cash with energy efficiency

The increasing cost of living is taking its toll on Australians’ hip pockets, however just the simplest changes to...
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Down to depreciation

Tracey Lunniss highlights how a sound tax structure can help you get into your first investment property.
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Possession before settlement

Many buyers opt to move into a home before settlement formerly takes place, but is it a wise thing to do?
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