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Transfer of Property

I wish to transfer some property to my son. Do I have to pay stamp duty? Answer: Usually yes – but not always. This is a specialised field and we recommend that you consult us before you do anything. Also – there may be GST and capital gains tax issues to consider....

Own Conveyancer

The agent has recommended that I use “his” conveyancer in the transaction as he/she will act for both parties and thereby keep costs down. Answer: Best to appoint your own conveyancer – One that you know will only be acting for you and will advise only you if a...

Investment Properties

I own 2 investment properties and am thinking of buying another. What should I look out for? Answer: Many things – including the likely Land Tax payable. The extra purchase may increase the Land Tax you pay on this AND also increase it on the existing properties....

Government Charges

I have purchased a property recently and am not sure of government charges. Can you help? Answer: Government charges vary with the purchase price. There are 2 main charges – Stamp Duty and Lands Titles Office fees. Also there may be some concession in stamp duty in...