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TIME TO DUST OFF THOSE LEASES

18 Jul 2019
The market for commercial real estate is looking good, particularly for office space. For many years, owners have agreed to tenant-friendly clauses in leases to get deals done. It's time to dust off those leases and look to take advantage of t...

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INTEREST RATE CHANGE

12 Jul 2019
What a joke. Apart from occupying acres of newsprint and media comment, another 0.25% will not make any difference to borrowers and therefore consumers. The only way to get wages moving is to undertake more structural reform. Apart from the GST w...

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LAND TAX BURDEN

5 Feb 2019
The new year brings The Australian Open, Australia Day and LAND TAX ASSESSMENTS. The last two years have been very savage on commercial and retail property owners, with huge increases. The reason has been a boom in off-plan unit sales and therefo...

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​CPI - UPDATE FOR PROPERTY OWNERS

26 Jul 2018
The headline inflation rate for the June Quarter was 0.4% and 2.1% for the 12 months. This rate is often of little interest to investors, as most leases use the 'Sydney All Groups' figure. Very unusually, this figure is the same as the hea...

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LAND TAX TIME

18 Jan 2018
Land Tax assessments are due to arrive shortly. Tax is levied on land values over a threshold. The threshold for 2018 is $629,000. If you feel the new valuations are not correct, you can object within 60 days. Importantly though, you must have exa...

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