Top 5 structuring mistakes property investors make [Masterclass]

How important is owning your investments in the correct ownership structure? 

The answer is simple…

It’s vitally important.

So what’s the best ownership structure?

Well…that depends as you’ll find out in this chat I had with Ken Raiss.

In particular, we discuss the 5 most common mistakes Ken has seen investors make when choosing their ownership structures:


  1. How to use the tax legislation to your best advantage. Property Investment Checklist 300x199 300x199
  2. The importance of starting with the end in mind.
  3. How owning properties in joint names with your spouse could reduce your borrowing capacity and cost you more.
  4. Why buying in your own name may be wrong when a “trust” may be more appropriate.
  5. Using the wrong trust to buy your property and missing out significant benefits.
  6. Not linking your debt structure with ownership (ie purpose of the loan) and therefore getting your interest deductions denied.
  7. Purchasing your property in multiple names instead of one name, which effectively reduces your land tax threshold.


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'Top 5 structuring mistakes property investors make [Masterclass]' have 4 comments


    August 14, 2019 Gerd Schumann

    Would it be possible to get transcripts of any chats etc. with a link below the movie?


      Michael Yardney

      August 14, 2019 Michael Yardney

      Gerd – I provide a mixture of content, some video, some audio and some written to suit our various susbcribers



    July 16, 2018 Anney

    Agreed. Structuring is very important and often mistaken easily.
    You mentioned about ‘Trust’. In a Joint Venture development though e.g. less than 5 partners though, is it best to set up a “unit trust” or “company” with 5 directors/share holders, which is better? Thanks.


      Michael Yardney

      July 16, 2018 Michael Yardney

      Anney – it depends on what your longterm goals are – hold or flip. The new company tax rates make this structure more attractive in some instances. It also depends on the individuals needs – this requires specific advice for your own circumstances.


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