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NSW Depreciating Unit in 2770

Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by hash_investor, 28th Dec, 2015.

  1. hash_investor

    hash_investor Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, I am currently doing some research on depreciating my mount druitt unit as I don't think I am getting the right amount each year. This one is a 2002 built, good condition with floor boards and new blinds. Last year depreciation value was 6K while I believe it should be close to 10K which some online estimates tell me. Is that correct? How much are you guys claiming for a similar unit?
     
  2. monalisa

    monalisa Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Hi @hash_investor did you arrange for a depreciation report from a quantity surveyor?

    @Depreciator on the forum specialises in these.
     
  3. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    A 13 yo unit and still expecting $10k depreciation? The unit wouldn't have cost $130k to build so unless you have replaced the entire interior you'd be scratching.
     
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    datto Well-Known Member

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    Meth lab equipment does have a short effective life. Get a report done would be my opinon.
     
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    hash_investor Well-Known Member

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    According to my information, the depreciation is estimated when you buy it not when it was built
     
  6. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

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    You claim depreciation from when you start renting out a property, but the build cost is estimated as of the year of construction.
    A 13 year old apartment in a building with lots of common areas, a pool, elevators, underground parking, good kitchen appliances, central air con etc etc will yield more depreciation than one without that stuff.
    Your flat in Mt Druitt might have fewer bells and whistles.
    Scott
     
  7. hash_investor

    hash_investor Well-Known Member

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    This one has most stuff other than elevator and pool?
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Gym, concierge, security building, extensive landscaping?
     
  9. hash_investor

    hash_investor Well-Known Member

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    Yes

    Only a min walk mate!
     
  10. Nick Valsamis

    Nick Valsamis Well-Known Member

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    You may have to engage another company to do a depreciation schedule for you to see the difference then.
     
  11. monalisa

    monalisa Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    If the gym is not part of the strata complex, you cannot claim depreciation or capital works on it,
     
  12. hash_investor

    hash_investor Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. That was some sarcasm being thrown here and there.
     
  13. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    That's why we can't see $10k/yr in this building without major reno work being undertaken.
     
  14. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

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    A 13 year old walk-up in Mt Druitt is likely to yield closer to $6K in depreciation than $10K.
    Did we do the Schedule? It's not a big deal to get it reviewed.
    Scott