June 19, 2018
VCAT Ruling

Can your retail lease stop being a retail lease under the RLA?

This question was recently considered in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) case of William Buck (Vic) Pty Ltd v Motta Holdings Pty Ltd and […]
January 19, 2018
Established Property

How to safely expand your portfolio

The foundation of a successful property portfolio is dependent upon accumulating quality investments. However, a question which comes to mind is "what constitutes a quality investment?".
December 8, 2017
Women Confidence Gap

Bridging the confidence gap to empower women financially

There are mixed statistics available that cite the number of women that invest in property. Some are as low as 30%, others as high as 47% […]
November 20, 2017
Party Walls

Is it party time when we want to extend our terrace?

Party walls or shared walls are partitions erected on a property boundary, partly on the land of one owner and partly on the land of another, […]
September 19, 2017
Supreme Court Ruling

Is your Industrial Property a ‘Retail’ Property?

The classification of a retail service in Victorian legislation has for several years sparked confusion and dispute. The Supreme Court has recently laid down a rather unexpected decision that affects many current and prospective owners and tenants of Victorian commercial property.
August 30, 2017
joe hockey foreign investment

Foreign Investors – still stealing the great Australian dream in Melbourne and Sydney

Foreign investment into Australian residential property has been a contentious issue of late especially if you live in Sydney and Melbourne with house prices in the 2 major capital cities going beyond the reach of many Australians.
May 13, 2017
Federal Budget

How the 2017-18 Federal Budget affects investors

On Tuesday night the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, handed down the 2017/18 Federal Budget. The Government noted the Budget is about ‘fairness’, boosting economic growth and helping households; which it hopes will lift consumer and business sentiment.
May 5, 2017
First Home Buyers

What will FHB Stamp Duty cuts mean for Melbourne’s property market?

As of 1st July 2017, the Victorian Government will abolish stamp duty for First Home Buyers (FHB) in response to Melbourne’s affordability issue that has once again captured media attention.
April 11, 2017
tax payer funded property boom

Tax-payer funded property booms

When are the short-term vote-grabbing politicians going to learn? This is how markets are meant to work: property prices go up, they get very expensive, people are priced out and demand falls away.