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Property Industry

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.


Our Specialty Areas

Areas our services provide advice include:

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

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

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


  • 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

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.



Further Information on Property Industry services

For further information about our property services, please contact David Kenney on 02 9263 2600.