Property development guide part 12

In this article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole Projects, explains the role of a town planning consultant and what you need to be asking yours.  Town planning consultants are professionals with a qualification in town planning or urban planning.  Those in private practice have usually been employed by local councils or planning organisations for a number […]

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10 Golden Rules of Property Development

With many property markets languishing at present many investors are looking at “manufacturing” capital growth  by getting involved in property development. While the process of property development can be a lot of fun, it is not without some pain and considerable risk. When all goes well the results are fantastic, but if things go wrong […]

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Property Development Finance – Securing Funding

In the fifth instalment of his series on property development Bryce Yardney, property development Specialist at Metropole Properties explains in detail how to secure funding for your real estate development project.  Before you commence any development project, it is obviously crucial to first establish how much you can borrow and how you will be able to manage all […]

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Do you know the new tax rules for vacant land?

There have been changes to the taxation legislation to limit deductions that can be claimed by property investors for holding vacant land. These changes received royal assent on 28 October 2019 and apply to costs incurred to hold vacant land on or after 1 July 2019, even for land held before that date. But since many investors […]

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Living locally and the rise of the 20-minute neighbourhood

The ability to work, live and play all within 20 minutes’ reach is the new gold standard for urban planning. Imagine being able to carry out your daily activities within a 20-minute walk from home. All the things you need in a day would be just a short walk away. In planning circles, it’s a […]

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