3 Top Things to Think About When Buying Property

In Show 058 – 3 Top Things to Think About When Buying Property originally broadcast on Facebook Live on Monday 5 February 2018 we explore this interesting topic.

Show Notes

As we move into February we are starting Phase 9: Investing in property.  As your company continues to grow investing your profits is going to become a paramount concern.  This months we’re going to examine the best ways to use property as an investment vehicle.

To start things off here are the top 3 things you need to know before considering buying a property.

  1. What entity is buying the property?

As we’ve discussed in previous episodes you can structure your business in a number of ways. The primary question is why are you buying this property? The answer to that question will    dictate what entity you use.  If you’re buying your primary residence you will likely do that     under your individual name because of all the tax benefits you will accrue. If you’re buying an investment property, though, you might want to use the trust of it’s a positively geared property. There are many ways to do this but you have to get the right advice from your team.

  1. The search engine is your friend

It may seem silly but checking the title on the property will make sure the person selling actually owns it.  The potential of fraud is a very real one.  Council searches and approval searches are really important to make sure that any changes made have actually been given the go-ahead.  A Contaminated land search is hugely important too.  You’re making a large investment so make sure you have all the information you need!

  1. Encroachments

Many people think that encroachments won’t apply to them unless they live in the inner city. That’s not that case.  When you do your plan search you should take special care to ensure that the boundaries of the property are in the right place. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the city or in the suburbs you don’t want to get a nasty surprise.

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