Brisbane's property market set to benefit from major infrastructure projects

Brisbane is set to become a hotbed of activity over the coming years with a solid pipeline of mega infrastructure projects and employment opportunities, accelerating population growth in the region. As professionals migrate to Southeast Queensland to take up employment opportunities offered by these projects, strong rental demand for...

2017 Federal Budget Proposes Changes to Tax Depreciation

The 2017 federal budget has proposed major changes to tax depreciation legislation, which will affect property investors across Australia. Those investors who have exchanged contracts for an income producing property after 9th May 2017 will be primarily affected. Depreciation describes the declining value of an asset as it ages over time and tax depreciation allows this lost value of an asset to then be claimed by the owner as a legitimate tax deduction.

Queensland Smoke Alarm Legislation Update

From 1st January 2017 updated smoke alarm legislation was introduced that aims to ensure Queensland households are the safest in Australia in terms of fire safety. This change in legislation will be implemented in three stages over the next 10 years & dictates that all Queensland dwellings must have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the dwelling & on each level.
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