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Self Managed Super Funds

Traps of buying property in a SMSF


When the legislation allowing a SMSF to purchase property was introduced in 2007, it did not just create opportunities for SMSF Trustees, but it also created a minefield of potential problems.


All SMSF Trustees looking to invest in property through their fund should seek professional advice before looking at properties to purchase.


Due to strict requirements in relation to the rules surrounding renovations and what constitutes a ‘new asset’ will determine whether what makes a good property to purchase inside a SMSF or not.


Read this interested article which will give you some clear insights into some of the issues you need to be thinking about.



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Paul Baggetta is the Founder & Principal of Baggetta & Co. Paul Baggetta has been a Taxation Accountant since 1981, a Financial Planner since 1998, and in 1993 qualified as a Real Estate Licensee, holding a Triennial Certificate (currently not trading) and operated his own Real Estate business for property investment clients for over 5 years as a second business.

Financial planning services are provided by Paul Baggetta as an Authorised Representative (No. 261469) of Capstone Financial Planning Pty Ltd. ABN 24 093 733 969. Australian Financial Services License No. 223135.


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