Developers would be wise to consider energy efficiency upgrades with buyers willing to pay a premium for higher star ratings. The NSW Government may be behind the curve when it comes to the economic … [Read more...] about A light bulb moment: the rising demand for energy efficient housing
Draft integrity measures limiting small business Capital Gains Tax (CGT) concessions are in the firing line. Following an announcement in the 2017-18 Federal Budget, draft legislation targeting the … [Read more...] about CGT concessions: Improving integrity or crippling complexity?
I write to you this update on the recently gazetted Complying Development Code CDC for Low Rise Medium Density Development Please read it carefully before you decide to buy any property. The … [Read more...] about The NSW Department of planning Backflips on the Low Rise Medium Density Code
The new GST withholding laws will come into effect as of 1 July 2018. They will impact on property purchases and sales and therefore it is important that you are aware of these changes. When Will … [Read more...] about New GST Obligations – What You Need To Know
The ATO has warned it will be paying closer attention to the 'other' category of expense deductions this year. The ATO has already targeted tax deductions on travel, clothing, self-education and home … [Read more...] about Are you ready for renewed ATO crackdowns on expense claims?
The first cracks are appearing in the new Medium Density Housing Code as the government backtracks on July commencement. After two and half years of planning, drafting and testing, the long-awaited … [Read more...] about The Low Rise Medium Density Code: one step forward, two steps back
A tsunami of new technology is about to hit the property development world and businesses had better be ready. This was the message coming out of The Developers’ Forum education and networking event … [Read more...] about The Developers’ Forum Event report: the incredible impact of the tech revolution
Developers of narrow lots are set to benefit from new planning laws to fast-track medium-density housing. The NSW Government is introducing a new low rise, medium density housing code on 6 July 2018. … [Read more...] about Urban remedy or suburban ruin: the new medium density housing code
The NSW Government is introducing a new housing code as part of its commitment to deliver faster approvals and greater diversity of development. Under the new housing code certain types of medium … [Read more...] about A quick guide to the new Low Rise, Medium Density Housing Code
Timelines for DA approval may have taken a nose dive in NSW, but this can be overcome with the right legal support. The merging of local councils by the NSW government has taken its toll on the DA … [Read more...] about Top tips for tighter DA turnarounds