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Making Major Repairs or Improvements to Rental Property?

January 31, 2018

If you are thinking about or are in the process of making large scale repairs and/or improvements to your rental property there may be tax implications surrounding the deductibility of the costs. In most cases any improvements will be capital in nature and not a deductible expense under repairs & maintenance. In some cases they may not be subject to depreciation either. Please contact …

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Ensuring Continuity of Rental Property Expense Claims

If your rental property is untenanted and you’re taking the opportunity to do some repairs and maintenance do ensure the property remains available to rent during this period. Perhaps have a sign up and/or keep advertising alive. This helps ensure you can continue to claim expenses during the untenanted period. If buying a rental property ensure it’s available for rent before launching into any …

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Tips For Buying a Rental That Needs Maintenance

Often people buy a rental property that needs a bit of work done to it – they then get the keys and undertake repairs and maintenance that can cost a few thousand dollars. The property is then looking all good and they put it to the market to find a tenant. In this instance all of the costs to repair the property will be …

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Travel To Your Rental Property & The ‘Cost’ Of Your Labour

For our Rental Property clients to make the most of their tax deductible mileage claims you need to keep a record of your rental-related travel. A trip to Mitre 10 to buy a new smoke alarm, followed by a 20km round trip to your rental property to install it – it all adds up. A simple hand written or spreadsheet log with dates and …

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Leased Buildings & Broken Windows – Who Pays?

An interesting heads up for anyone leasing a building and for building owners.. Recently a mower launched a large rock through one of our windows resulting in an approximately $1000 bill. The building is leased and the lease states that we are responsible for the cost of replacing the glass so we contacted our insurance people to make a claim… We were advised there …

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