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ATO says rental travel deduction issues remain

ATO says rental travel deduction issues remain

In November 2017, the government introduced new rules around tax deductions for travel expenses associated with residential property investments, and restriction of deductions for depreciation of items in residential rental properties, with a retrospective application from 1 July 2017.

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Lodging a Claim against a Tenant’s Bond in NSW

Lodging a Claim against a Tenant’s Bond in NSW

There are specific circumstances for landlords, where you can lodge a claim against a tenant’s bond.

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Attn Apartment owners: Alucobond cladding is combustible and not safe under consumer law ( AFR)

Attn Apartment owners: Alucobond cladding is combustible and not safe under consumer law ( AFR)

Apartment owners in Australia's first-ever combustible cladding class action say Alucobond supplier Halifax Vogel Group and manufacturer 3A Composites should replace the combustible panels on their Dolls Point building and pay compensation for costs such as higher insurance premiums.

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Australian Residential Tenancies Acts- A reference list for Landlords

Australian Residential Tenancies Acts- A reference list for Landlords

It’s important for all self-managed landlords to be on top of all the latest tenancy laws. We have compiled the latest Acts from each state and territory:

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Claiming from the bond if you do not know where the tenant is (Victorian Landlords)

Claiming from the bond if you do not know where the tenant is (Victorian Landlords)

If you need to claim from the bond and you cannot get the tenants to sign a Bond Claim form, you need to make an application to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

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What landlords should do in the event of a tenant’s death

What landlords should do in the event of a tenant’s death

Landlord Insurance usually provides coverage in these in instances but as always, check the specific details of your policy.

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Are granny flats legal in your state or territory?

Are granny flats legal in your state or territory?

Granny flats can be an excellent income earner, however the rules around legally renting out a granny flat, differ from state to state.

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ATO ramping up audits on landlords

ATO ramping up audits on landlords

The ATO is ramping up audits of taxpayers with rental deductions after finding nine in 10 claims contained errors.

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Attn Victorian Landlords- Minister flags solar rebate extension to rental properties

Attn Victorian Landlords- Minister flags solar rebate extension to rental properties

Landlords and renters may soon be able to claim the government's solar rebate scheme, in a move which central Victorian real estate agents say could work, depending on the variables.

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RBA bracing for 30% decline in property values

RBA bracing for 30% decline in property values

In the first Financial Stability Review for 2019, the RBA has taken an in depth look at the recent property market downturn and how the trend is continuing to spur the issue of negative equity.

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