Articles by Matthew Gilligan
One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, 'Am I a property dealer?' The typical scenario is that a client approaches me after having sold a couple of properties in the past few years and is now about to sell another one. They..Read Article
On 1 April 2011, new GST rules came into force. Perhaps the change of most significance to many of our clients are the new rules around zero rating of land transactions. These rules were brought in to address concerns the Government had about GST leakage..Read Article
Since announcing in May that the LAQC regime was going to be the subject of an overhaul, the property investment community has been anxiously awaiting the Government's follow-up to the Issues Paper released at the time. On Friday 15 October 2010 draft legislation was released. ..Read Article
A common question that I get asked is – what impact do rental losses have on my entitlements to Family Assistance? Before I answer that lets just go back a step and talk about Family Assistance... First, the technical name is now Working for Family..Read Article
Warning To Solicitors, Accountants and Trustees/Trust Advisors... BEWARE THE APPOINTOR IN NEW ASSOCIATED PERSONS RULES (11 August 2009) While the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee managed to weed out much of the over-reach of the new associated persons definition, there still appears to be a..Read Article
The much talked about new Association Rules are back before Parliament and unfortunately for those in the business of dealing in or developing property or erecting buildings, the Bill has not been substantially changed. The new expanded definition of association has largely survived the Select..Read Article
In a welcome development for taxpayers, the Minister of Revenue, Peter Dunne, has recommended to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee considering the new associated persons rules (for dealers in land, developers, and builders) that the implementation date of these rules be delayed. To recap,..Read Article
I got a lot out of Property School, the main things being the context of the process, i.e. choosing a vision, plan & how to execute; easy to implement value adds like S & P Clauses and Life online; and great case studies that bring the teaching to life. I really enjoyed being challenged to think about which strategy, and all the presenters were very helpful and informative. I will be recommending Property School to others. Thank you! - Chuck - June 2017
Investing in residential property?
If you're investing in residential property, seeking to maximise your ability to succeed and minimise risk, then this is a 'must read'.
Matthew Gilligan provides a fresh look at residential property investment from an experienced investor’s viewpoint. Written in easy to understand language and including many case studies, Matthew explains the ins and outs of successful property investment.