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The Government wants to ring-fence rental losses. What can you do about it?

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Make a submission of course!

Let's be clear. At the time of this piece, ring-fencing is not a done deal. There is still time to push back and affect the Government's legislative agenda. Submission on this issue closes 28th February 2019. 

It is our opinion that, in its present form, the proposal will have far-reaching consequences many of which are unfavourable to investors, their tenants and the property market as a whole. Whether you agree with this view or not, something this consequential should not have its details and nuances decided on by a selected few. Making a submission to have your views considered is absolutely warranted. You can do so here. The substantive part of the submission template involves only two text boxes. It can't get easier than that.

We have produced this guide to help investors understand the issues and make a submission. The guide includes additional readings for anyone who has a particular interest in the matter. For those investors who are time-poor, we suggest prioritising sections 5 and 6. 

Many investors are rightly concerned about what is being proposed. Remember, you do yourself a disservice if you do nothing and say nothing. We are fortunate enough to live in a country that cares to listen to anyone who is willing to speak up. Don't squander the gift of civic participation. There are tens of thousands of investors in this country, imagine the awesome power we can wield if we all do our part and speak up now. You have until 28th of February to be part of this movement. Make your submission today!

 

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