Friday, April 12, 2024

Foreign Property Investors To Be Hit With Higher Fees

Foreign property investors to be hit with higher fees

The federal government has announced changes to the foreign investment framework in an effort to boost Australia’s housing stock.

In an effort to boost Australia’s housing stock and provide more homes for Aussies, the Albanese government has announced higher foreign investment fees for housing.

“Higher fees for the purchase of established homes, increased penalties for those that leave properties vacant, and strengthened compliance activity will help ensure foreign investment in residential property is in our national interest,” Treasurer Jim Chalmers said in a statement.

At the same time, he announced the government will cut application fees for foreign investment in build-to-rent projects to support the delivery of more homes across Australia.

Read the original article at www.investordaily.com.au