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  • Profile photo of ElysiumElysium
    Join Date: 2018
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    Hello all,

    I am a property investor from Europe, and looking to invest into Australian property, and I already own 2 rental units in new developments.

    The problem:
    Foreign investors are ONLY allowed to purchase NEW properties (completed within max 1 year). These types of properties are more expensive (easily 25% more) than existing older units and probably get a lower % ROI as well.

    I am looking for (legal) ways to purchase older units, or buy land to develop into rental units.

    Is anyone here familiar with the laws that apply to non-Australian property investors in Australia?
    Is there anything I can do?
    What if a property is jointly owned by a local and myself?

    Thank you in advance!

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by Profile photo of Elysium Elysium.
    Profile photo of Richard TaylorRichard Taylor
    Join Date: 2003
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    Hi there

    I have sent you a PM in regards to such a way.

    We do this with a couple of large Chinese groups and it works well for all concerned.


    Yours in Finance

    Richard Taylor | Mortgage Broker helping investors build their wealth thru property
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    0-40 Properties in a decade with a unencumbered portfolio value in excess of $40M. Ask me for a copy of my API Interview.

    Profile photo of TerrywTerryw
    Join Date: 2001
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    Yes, there are a number of ways it can be structured. You will need legal advice on the foreign acquisitions and takeovers act and regs

    Terryw | Structuring Lawyers Pty Ltd / Loan Structuring Pty Ltd
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    Lawyer, Mortgage Broker and Tax Advisor (Aust wide)

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