How can landlords prepare for negative gearing changes?

If the ALP win the election next month, negative gearing and other taxes will undergo major changes.

Property experts believe that these new tax policies will have a significant impact to the Australian property market.

Here are the major policy changes that Labor will implement:

·       Negative gearing will be limited to newly constructed housing starting 1 January 2020

·       Capital gains tax discount for assets held longer than 12 months will be reduced from 50% to 25%

Here are some tips from our most successful RealRenta Landlords on how to prepare for the property market after a Labor victory:

·       Ditch your property manager and self-manage using RealRenta. This type of market, is not the time to fritter away your investment income on over-priced property managers

·        Review your portfolio and make sure that cash-flow is consistent

·        Check to see if there is an excess amount of deduction that could be offset (what is the mix of positively geared and negatively geared properties in the portfolio?)

·        Engage a good property tax professional to help you make any decisions

·        If you can hold on to your properties and play the long game- wait this downturn out.


Get all the benefits of RealRenta’s ledger by using RealRenta Essential- a completely FREE version of RealRenta.

RealRenta Essential enables property investors to take advantage of RealRenta’s ledger systems by manually entering in all transactions.

RealRenta Essential provides investors with all the benefits of the RealRenta platform, minus the automation.


To take advantage of RealRenta Essential, all you have to do is choose the "Free” option when you upload a lease agreement.





Marlene Liontis & Jason Gwerder
Saturday, 27 April 2019

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