Why Hall Chadwick?

At Hall Chadwick we specialise in strategic, high-level consulting advice for investors in the 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 purchase
  • 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.


  • 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

Further Property Industry Information

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The Hall Chadwick Audit & Corporate Services Division provides assurance and specialist corporate advisory services to a range of range of entities, from publicly listed companies on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) to small non-reporting entities. We offer businesses, financial and taxation advice, providing effective solutions to your business needs.

For more information, or to discuss your individual business needs, please contact your local Hall Chadwick office.