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Building allowance: how 2.5% can become 4%
The 2.5% Building Allowance deduction is something most property investors already know about. However there’s also a 4% Building Allowance available for some buildings. The Building Allowance (sometimes referred to as the Capital Works Deduction) …
Small Business
How much office space does your business need?
It’s one of the first questions you will ask when setting up a new business or moving into a new building: how much office space do I need? When it comes to office workers, the …
A guide to commercial leases
What are the key things to watch out for with a commercial lease? From fit-out costs to escalation clauses, our expert has the scoop.
9 things to remember when taking out a commercial lease
Signing your business up for a property lease is different to renting a home. Here’s nine things to remember when leasing commercially.
5 things to remember as a commercial landlord
You’ve invested in commercial property and got yourself a tenant. What next? Here are 5 things to remember as a commercial landlord.
Buying & Selling
Selling my property: what do I need to disclose?
You’ve marketed your property, had interest from prospective buyers, negotiated with them and you’re ready to prepare a contract. What next?
Foreign investment overhaul a step forward: Property Council
The federal government’s foreign investment framework is now in force, bringing heightened compliance measures and bigger penalties. This article originally appeared in
New laws target landlords for green upgrades
Retrofits to improve the energy efficiency of a building could cost landlords if laws now before State Parliament go through.
Commercial lease agreements: What you need to know
The lease agreement can determine the future prospects of your business, so it’s important to get it right. Here’s what you need to know.
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