More and more investors are using their Self-Managed Super
Fund (SMSF) to buy an investment property.
Some of the
most common mistakes people are making and how you can avoid them.
Renovations that merely return the component back to a new condition
are classified as ‘repairs’ for the purposes of the superannuation borrowing
Therefore, a cosmetic renovation that replaces the existing kitchen or the bathroom is allowable even with borrowed funds.
The mistake often made is to improve the kitchen by say extending the
bench area or knocking down a non-load-bearing wall.
The latter two are deemed to be improvements and must use internal SMSF
It is a simple matter to ask your builder to split the invoice to show
the improvement as a separate piece of work which can then be funded with cash
and not borrowed funds.
If a property is demolished and say a duplex is built or land is
initially purchased and then a separate contract to build is entered into then
these are changes to the original asset and cannot be done within the SMSF
while there is still an outstanding debt on the property.
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Thursday, 29 April 2021