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    Running a business from PPOR, but not claiming any costs - CGT?

    I guess there are less than 1,500 residential property sales each week in Australia? Perhaps 200-300 of them have the potential for a significant capital gain, for example where the property hasn't been previosuly sold for many years. Forget about super duper data crunching, it could simply...
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    Running a business from PPOR, but not claiming any costs - CGT?

    Ah yes I'd forgotten about the pre-CGT rule, he might be off the hook then, but I'm not sure if he bought early or mid 80s. Otherwise it looks like he'll have a very small taxable gain. Thanks for the link.
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    Running a business from PPOR, but not claiming any costs - CGT?

    Long time since my last post, great to see the form still so active. A friend of mine has been running a business from his home for many years. He has a shed in his back garden which has been converted into a small office and that's the sole office for the business. He's been very careful...
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    Agent using VCAT for all tenants?

    I guess where I'm coming from is the presumption of wrong doing, before it has happened. However, I guess it depends on your outlook... Whenever I go to a major sporting event, say footy at the G, or the Grand Prix this weekend :), I have no problem showing the security guards on the...
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    Agent using VCAT for all tenants?

    Not sure I agree with that. Agents act for us, landlords. We set the rules of the game. I have no problem with my agent using the VCAT approach if one of my tenants has been a little sloppy with rent payments, or if they have some other reason for expecting trouble. But if a tenant has...
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    Agent using VCAT for all tenants?

    It's rather aggressive - taking formal legal action (and that's exactly what it is) in advance of any wrong doing, just in case the tenant does somethng wrong? Just to be clear, I have no problem whatsoever in thowing every legal charge possible at a tenant if they mess me about, but until...
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    Agent using VCAT for all tenants?

    I'm quite surprised by this, although it's some years since I've been a tenant myself. Doesn't this create a burden for VCAT, if they're scheduling all of these sessions, which subsequently get cancelled at fairly short notice?
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    Agent using VCAT for all tenants?

    Hi all I'm interested to hear if this is a one-off case or if it's quite common. Some friends of mine were recently renting a house in the Hawthorn/Kew area through one of the well known Melbourne agencies, one of the ones with a double barrel name. (But not HS, BP, BA, MW or NJ) At...
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    Garage door repairs in Melbourne inner north

    Hi all My Glodermatic garage door motor is playing up, can you recommend a good garage door specialist in Melbourne's inner north? Thanks Jonathon
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    Impact of abolition of LAFHA for expats in Australia

    I think there might be a lot of surprised landlords and REAs in the coming months when they struggle to re-let their properties at the high prices they were charging before. Whether this is enough to cause mortgage distress is uncertain, but it'll definitely hurt some landlords...
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    Impact of abolition of LAFHA for expats in Australia

    I haven’t read anything on here about the proposed abolition of LAFHA for foreigners and the impact it will have on the rental market? The govt is planning on abolishing LAFHA for non-Australian residents from 1 July this year. (And tightening it for Aussies as well) LAFHA for non-Aussies...
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    What is this nest?

    Thanks guys, I love how informative this site is!
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    What is this nest?

    No it doesn't bother me, as long as it's not something that's going to rot or eat through my windows then it's kinda interesting.
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    What is this nest?

    I noticed this nest on my window the other day (please see pic). The hole you can see is slightly narrower than a pencil. Any idea what kind of nest it is? Or if it's even a nest at all? Cheers Jonathon
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    Demolition next door is going to affect my property - what can I do?

    Thanks Wylie, excellent post. I photographed every inch of the existing fence and garage wall and it's all in very good condition, so I look forward to hearing from my neighbour what they're going to do!
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