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Pets Animal Wills

How To Care For Your Pet On Your Passing?

Wills for Pets As Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, it is no wonder that more people are considering how to care for their pets once they have passed away. In the eyes of the law pets are classified as property and as such can be dealt with under a persons Will. What this means is that while you cannot leave a bequest directly to your pet, you can ensure your beloved pet...

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Additional Foreign Acquirer Duty

Additional Foreign Acquirer Duty

Additional Foreign Acquirer Duty - What You Need to Know! Additional foreign acquirer duty (AFAD) is an additional duty that applies to foreign acquirers purchasing residential property in Queensland. From 1 July 2018, the Queensland Government increased the AFAD amount from 3% to 7%. This means that a foreign person now needs to pay an additional 7% transfer duty to the Government when acquiring residential land in Queensland. Who has to pay AFAD? AFAD applies to “foreign persons” who include: Foreign individuals – an...

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When Buying Off The Plan Doesn’t Go To Plan

When Buying off the plan doesn’t go to plan – changes to my disclosure statement, can I terminate? Choosing to buy a property off the plan means you are entering into a contract before the construction has been completed or commenced. Changes in market conditions or other changes during construction can mean things don’t always go as planned. Difference between buying off the plan and a standard contract for sale Most standard contracts of sale settle in thirty to sixty days. Buying...

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Federal Budget 2018: Implications for Vacant Land Owners

Vacant land owners in Australia were the subject of tax incentive cutbacks in this year’s budget. The measures are set to reduce tax incentives for vacant land owners, who will be unable to claim certain expenses, such as interest and maintenance costs associated with the property in income tax returns. This is estimated to save $50 million, discourage “land banking” and increase the supply of land in the property market. What is “Land Banking”? “Land Banking” describes real estate investment involving...

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