Property Advisory

At Hall Chadwick, we specialise in strategic, high-level consulting advice for investors in the property industry, including developers, speculators or long-term investors.

Why Hall Chadwick

At Hall Chadwick we specialise in strategic, high-level consulting advice for investors in the property industry, including developers, speculators, or long-term investors.

Business Structuring for Growth

  • Analysis of the objectives of the owners both at the entity level and the personal level
  • Selection of entity to purchase property – trust, company, joint venture, partnership, co-ownership etc. Considering issues such as:
  • How to minimise income tax and CGT
  • GST advice
  • Stamp duties
  • Tax profile of investors in entity
  • Distribution of income
  • Income sources for future expansion
  • Asset protection (i.e., for entity and investors)
  • Estate and Succession planning
  • Winding up of entities

Asset Acquisition and Disposals

  • Due diligence services on sale or purchasel
  • Maximising deductions on property demolitions, redevelopments
  • Deducting pre-trading activities – GST credits, tax deductibility (black hole expenditure)
  • Deductibility of interest, depreciation of property, fixtures, chattels
  • Minimising CGT on land sales
  • GST – going concern, margin scheme, GST-free sales, input taxed.
  • Identifying Stamp Duty issues
  • Property transfers within group / related entities – stamp duties, CGT rollover, cost base, tax payable, consideration.

Contracts/Agreements/ Constitutional documents

  • Evaluation the impact of GST, income tax and other taxation and commercial issues
  • Reviewing trust deeds in relation to ability to borrow funds, distribute income and capital, ultimate beneficiary clauses.
  • Creating of rights and options i.e., pre-emptive rights of purchase

Other Taxation Considerations

  • Utilising our international contacts to minimise global tax and maximise ability to raise capital.
  • Repatriation of funds to Australia
  • Foreign sourced investments, income, withholding taxes, Double Tax Agreements

Debt Financing

Hall Chadwick has a finance broking division, Navigator Financial Services, which can assist you in obtaining the best and most suitable products to assist with the acquisition and/or development costs associated with your investment.

Other Taxation Considerations

  • Construction contracts – review of issues on transition to GST
  • Sale of premises – gross margin scheme, going concern provisions.
  • Joint venture operations – implications on parties
  • Claiming input tax credits on acquisitions, ongoing supplies, and apportionment methodologies
  • GST review of operations, including BAS preparation.