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    Rent Increases Brisbane <10km Suburbs

    The rental market is slow. We've got IPs in Morningside and it's the first time one has been empty for over 7 years and it's been emtpy for 6 weeks now. I'd be keeping hold of a a good long term tenant for sure.
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    Make company startup costs deductible with LOC?

    Yeah sure. It's just not the company set up, but we also have specific legal costs etc.
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    Make company startup costs deductible with LOC?

    I probably worded this wrong. The idea is to use a LOC to pay for the company setup costs rather then our own money. And then repay this LOC with the companies income. I'm not talking about making the costs deductible against our current personal tax. If that makes sense?
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    Make company startup costs deductible with LOC?

    Yes, this is the idea. Say in costs us $10K to set up the company in legals etc. 3 months later we start getting income. The idea is we get a LOC for 15K to pay for the initial $10K and have 5K spare for other expenses in the mean time, compounding the interest. First 15K income, can clear...
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    Make company startup costs deductible with LOC?

    Hi, I have searched the forum without any luck. I am in the process of setting up a company as a side project to my current job. As there are costs in doing so, I want to be able to make these costs deductible from Day 1. Things like accountant fees, lawyers, etc etc. As I'd prefer to...
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    Body Corporate Management Fess on late payment.

    Because I've never been late before and thought seeing it was a discount, being slightly late still was OK. As I said, I'm fine with paying the discount. My bad. It's the money grab by the Management Company that I refuse to pay. If they can justify their fees, than they can go through the...
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    Body Corporate Management Fess on late payment.

    Can someone tell me if the BC Management company can charge additional fees that aren't set out in the AGM? I am in the situation where I was 2 weeks late (for the first time ever) on paying my levies due to unforeseen circumstances. I paid the levies asap without the need for a reminder...
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    Brisbane Small Lot Building Permits.

    Cheers for all the input. All our renos can be classed as minor as we're just putting in an en-suite and a small covered deck. From all the documentation we I can fine, we will be within code still so it will be self assessed. I will call the council and see if I can get a straight answer...
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    Brisbane Small Lot Building Permits.

    Hi, I'm about to do some renos in my PPOR and as it turns out it's on a small lot. It's 809m2, but only has an average width of less than 15m being 10m*80m. It turns out I may be in luck being on a small Lot as a lot of council permits are not required. Can someone shed some light on...
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    Scammed into signing over house

    Yeah she was manipulated to the point she was told "don't tell your kids about this" by the scammer. It is sad that some people are so trusting, but there are complete a-holes out there.
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    Scammed into signing over house

    MORE INFORMATION: As it turns out, the signing over of the property happened 12 months ago, and it is only now the old dear found out there was a problem as the bank came knocking on the door.
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    Scammed into signing over house

    Yes that's exactly what I was thinking myself. Who witnessed the signature?!?! I will find out.
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    Scammed into signing over house

    OK, before I even start I will point out how idiotic this situation is, but hey it's happened. Our neighbours mother has signed over her house to "a long time friend" who went and mortgaged the house, and then declared bankrupt. As a result, the bank is knocking on the door, and given...
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    Brisbane dual occ rule change?

    So just to be clear on this. If I live in a Low Density Residential Area in Brisbane, can rent build a Granny Flat and rent it out? I am looking at a house at the moment which has the option to build in underneath. If I bought this place, could I build a completely separate granny flat...
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    Help Selling - Townsville

    A bit off topic, but has anyone ever sold a property themselves. ie, had the photos taken professionally and put it online? I'm guessing 95% of buyers use online websites these days.
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    Tenant did a runner. PM took 7 weeks.

    Cheers for all the comments. This is progressing. Supposedly they split and he's gone and worked in the mines, not knowing his ex did a runner. He has "agreed" to pay all outstanding rent as he doesn't want his name on any black lists which my PM threatened. So we'll see if any cash...
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    Tenant did a runner. PM took 7 weeks.

    Yeah I know Landlord Insurance will cover it if need be, but considering the excess payable and then the increase in premium, I hope to not have to go down that route. Do PMs have any sort of Insurance? I'm starting to wonder why I'm paying the PM if it was me that had to alert them that...
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    Tenant did a runner. PM took 7 weeks.

    Hi, I've had my first tenant do a runner. The IP recently became vacant, and was filled straight away. The tenant did the usual thing and paid 2 weeks rent, and bod etc etc. Then it all went pear shaped. It turns out that they broke up, and both decided to move out without contacting...
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    PPOR > IP > Renting - Other Points to Consider

    We did exactly this a few years ago. We lived in one of the units we own, but then moved into a rented house because we wanted more space. Financially it was a great option for us. Everything in the PPOR now became a tax deduction, so the tax return covered most of the difference in between...
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    Realestate.com has officially.....

    It looks good to me. The Map function with the list is great. I'm a programmer myself, and Users are always the same. They moan, moan, moan as soon as there's a change before they even give it a chance. Come back in a few days/weeks once you have adjusted to the new site and moan then.
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