More on Commercial Refurb: 4 Steps to Ensure Success

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IN PART 1, we covered the first two Steps required to make sure your refurbishment project is tailored to the building and to make sure it comes in on budget.

This article will now explore the next two things you need to fully address, to ensure your refurbishments are a success. [Read more…]

Residential and Commercial Property Cycles

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WHERE ARE WE right now? And what actually determines the Cycles for each sector?

As it happens, most people believe every sector is quickly affected by interest rate movements. Whereas, that’s not strictly true.

And where interest rates do have an effect … the actual timing of that also varies. [Read more…]

Commercial Refurbishments: 4 Steps to Ensure Success

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WHEN IT COMES to Commercial property refurbishments, it pays to take a close look at the existing building and give the clients more than they are expecting: more insight, more information and better value.

This article covers the first two (of four) key steps, which will make sure that your refurbishment goes smoothly. [Read more…]

More About Consent for Lease Assignments

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IN PART1, we considered assignment in the context of where the lease prohibits assignment absolutely or where the tenant cannot assign without the landlord’s consent (to be withheld in its absolute discretion).

This article considers assignment when the landlord cannot unreasonably withhold its consent. [Read more…]

Don’t Get Caught Out By This Unfortunate Tax Anomaly!

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THERE IS A VERY poorly thought out anomaly in our tax system.

It affects families (in the main), retirees (call it a death tax) and other taxpayers alike — especially the NOT self-employed. [Read more…]

Landlord’s Consent for a Lease Assignment

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AS A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY landlord you have certain rights.

However, your ability to refuse consent to a lease assignment will depend on several factors.

[Read more…]

Buying Off The Plan: Developer and Sales Team Communication

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WHEN INVESTORS or owner occupiers purchase off the plan, they can often feel left in the dark throughout the construction process.

Clearly, it is important to keep your buyers informed, updated and as happy as possible… because the reputation of the Builder and Developer is what people remember.

At the same time, the project team can (and should) assist in providing some of the communication. [Read more…]

UPDATE: Immediate Write-off and Small Business Pooling

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GREAT NEWS: The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has made further changes to the rulings surrounding immediate write-off and pooling of small business assets.

If you’re a small business owner (and/or Commercial property investor) … read on to find out how these changes affect you. [Read more…]

Avoiding Those Costly Construction Issues with Commercial Property – Pt 2

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IN PART 1, you read about the first few ways you can deal with construction issues as they arise.

Today we continue on from there — with 5 more tips to help you streamline the construction process and finalise your contingency plan. [Read more…]

A Growing Economy is Good For Commercial Property

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HAVE YOU NOTICED how people are generally now acting in a far more positive manner. And that’s simply because they are starting to feel “wealthy” again. [Read more…]

How to Avoid Those Costly Construction Issues with Commercial Property – Pt 1

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TAKING ON the challenge of building or renovating can be an emotional roller coaster — filled with risk and heartache for business owners and investors.

Whether constructing an asset, building for business or renovating a property for commercial use — you face many decisions. Your aim is to minimise risks and maximise your long-term rewards. And the process can be overwhelming. [Read more…]