Combining ownership Structures In many cases there can be benefits to combining ‘structures’. An example may be the trustee of a fixed unit trust owning the property with 50% of the units owned by a discretionary trust controlled by family A and 50% by another discretionary trust controlled by family B. The benefit here is that the fixed trust means each family has an absolute portion of the property with their family trust receiving 50% of all income from the property. The trustee of the family trust can then distribute the income to beneficiaries within the family group. Another example, more common in business, is for a company to conduct the risky business operations with the shares owned by the trustee of a discretionary trust. Another example may be 2 separate parties with separate discretionary trusts buying one property. One title with 2 owners - each owner being trustee of a discretionary trust. Even where one family group is involved it can still be beneficial. Real property could be owned by the trustee of a fixed unit trust with the units owned by a discretionary trust. The benefit over just using a discretionary trust is that the units themselves can be transferred as well as the property title. This allows for additional strategies such as discretionary trust selling the units to a SMSF later down the track (not possible to sell residential property to a related unit trust). See my post on unit trusts for addition advantages. https://propertychat.com.au/communi...advantages-of-using-a-ut-v-personal-name.969/ In NSW a company can get its own land tax threshold. So using a company could save about $7000 each year in land tax. But related companies are aggregated and can be treated as one for land tax purposes. Property structured a couple can control one company each and get another company land tax threshold. The shares of each could possible be owned by separate discretionary trusts so as to not get caught in the aggregation. Many also overlook the structure of spouse A and spouse B - spousal loans, spousal sales and just working separately but together. Costs virtually nothing to set up.