One of the most common areas of advice given throughout New Zealand by solicitors and accountants is advice over the structuring and management of investment property.
There is also differing opinion as to the best structures to utilise, when it comes to managing investment property. This includes the best approaches when it comes to end ogf year accounting for property investors.
At GRA, we have over the years become very specialised in property structures and managing property investors affairs. This happened when founding partner, Matthew Gilligan started the practice and simultaneously became a property investor and property developer.
As a relative newbie to property at the time, Matthew went looking for expert advice in the area and found the level of advice on structuring property and wealth was not good in NZ as a whole.
We have had the same reported to us on many occasions by other investors since Matthew found this to be the case, and it was one of the reasons GRA and Matthew became so focused in providing Asset Planning advice to property investors. The reality is that it is an area of core need that is not well catered for by many accounting and legal firms.
Questions Frequently Asked by Property Investors
Common questions investors routinely ask GRA include:
1. How should I own my investment property?
2. How does my investment property structures fit into my business structures?
3. Should I use an LTC or invest individually or use a Trust?
4. Should I use Trusts in my structures?
5. How do I break associated persons rules, and buy and hold property without
it becoming associated to ( and taxable through )association to development
or trading property.
6. How do I control the banks, so that they do not get security over all of my
assets and is this possible?
7. How do I keep growing my investing activities, safely?
8. What types of investing strategies should I be considering, including:
a. Buy and hold investment
b. Property trading property, flips, trades, etc
c. Development strategies, small and large scale
d. Lease options
e. Rent by the room
f. Land banking
g. Cross border investing - what should I be doing offshore and how does
this affect my tax structures ?
Whether you are using these strategies or seeking more information about how they could work for you (and how you should structure your tax around these activities), then we are the people you need to talk to.
Here's How We Can Help You:
* Set up and run professional asset planning structures
* Develop and implement investment strategies
*Maintain and complete financial accounts and tax returns
*Give you access to our Life Online product to help you track and manage your assets and cashflow, find out more here.
* Introduce you to expert alliance partners, who specialise in these strategies, including
running mentoring programmes, financing and other moneycourses on these ideas.
To book a meeting to discuss these services and how GRA can help you, click below.
We moved our business accounting to GRA twelve months ago and have never looked back.
Matthew Gilligan and his team have consistently provided us with honest straight forward advice and have proved themselves to be honorable, trustworthy and efficient in all matters to date. The point of difference for us is that GRA do not charge their clients for every question asked (like most other accountants) which allows for better communication and understanding of how to run a successful company.
GRA have impeccable time management systems in place and their customer service is outstanding. I recommend them to any other business that wants good solid advice with the aim of business success, asset protection and opportunities for sound investments.
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