Articles by Mike Mortlock

Mike Mortlock

Mike Mortlock is a Tax Depreciation expert, Quantity Surveyor and Managing Director of MCG Quantity Surveyors. He is a regular speaker and commentator having been featured in the Financial Review and Sky Business. MCG Specialise in Tax Depreciation Schedules and Construction Cost Estimating for investors. You can visit them at Visit www.mcgqs.com.au


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Those who know me, know I don’t mind a chat. Whiling away my time via the exchange of ideas is a joy. Best of all, it’s a move out of my professional comfort zone – a chance to expand the mind beyond ‘rates per square metre’ and legislative minutia. Economists, builders, buyer’s agents and investment…

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In the world of property advisory, there are specialists across many fields. Legal eagles know the ins and outs of conveyancing and property law. Mortgage brokers can collate, filter and present you with the best possible options for sourcing finance. Buyers’ agents have well-forged networks and on-the-ground experience so as to secure the right property…

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Last year new laws have been enacted to deny deductions for depreciation for “previously used” depreciating assets related to the use of residential investment properties. In simple terms, for affected taxpayers, from 1 July 2017, depreciation deductions for items of plant and equipment (e.g. dishwashers, ceiling fans, carpet, and hot water systems) in residential investment…