Articles by Bradley Beer

Bradley Beer

Bradley joined BMT in 1998 and as such he has substantial knowledge about property investment supported by expertise in property depreciation and the construction industry. Bradley is a regular keynote speaker and presenter covering depreciation services on television, radio, at conferences and exhibitions Australia-wide. Visit


When is a repair an improvement?

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued a number of warnings recently indicating that rental property owners should be careful when claiming deductions. Common errors made by rental property owners highlighted by the ATO include claiming rental deductions for properties not genuinely available for rent, incorrectly claiming deductions for properties only available for rent for…

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Understand the difference between repairs, maintenance & capital improvements

Property investors often worry about ongoing repairs and maintenance costs however these concerns can often be reduced by claiming back these costs when completing a tax return. Before claiming deductions, it is necessary for investors to understand the difference between claiming repairs and maintenance vs. capital improvements. Repairs The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) defines repairs…

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Outside, there’s $3,491 more in deductions to be claimed

As summer brings warmer weather to our backyards, it is a great time for property investors to think about the outdoor areas of their investment properties. Outdoor areas in investment properties contain a number of structures and assets which are worth thousands of dollars for their owners. These items also experience wear and tear over…

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Five facts on commercial property depreciation

What commercial property investors should consider  Commercial property owners are often unaware they are entitled to make a claim for property depreciation. Around 80 per cent of investors don’t take advantage of property depreciation and therefore miss out on thousands of dollars. For commercial property owners, claiming depreciation is paramount as these deductions could provide…