Recorded Webinar: Property Development and SMSFs – Maximising Potential and Avoiding Traps


23rd January 2019

Duration:  approx. 2 hours

It is possible to develop property through your SMSF, but there are regulatory hurdles that need to be managed This session deals with how the fund can remain fully compliant, whilst engaged in property development. It includes:

  • When can an SMSF engage in property development?
  • Determining how the investment occurs is key
  • Navigating tax pitfalls and ATO scrutiny
  • Risks of SMSFs in related business undertakings
  • Ensuring the SMSF does not derive more income than arm’s length arrangement
  • Is running a business ok? - Ensuring rule compliance and trust deed allows it
  • Borrowing arrangements for property development
  • Using 13.22c trusts to borrow for short term development
  • Unit trusts and companies - unrelated joint venturers
  • Related party builders and service providers
  • LRBAs - can this be used in property development?
Our presenter

Phil Broderick, Principal, Sladen Legal, Melbourne

Phil heads Sladen Legal’s superannuation team. He is a member (and past member) of multiple superannuation related committees, and is a regular author and presenter.

Phil’s clients include private business owners, accountants, financial planners, self managed superannuation fund (SMSF) trustees and high and medium net worth individuals. He has acted for industry and retail superannuation funds.

Phil prides himself in providing solutions and structuring for clients in a holistic manner taking into account each client’s situation and structure. He has, on numerous occasions, successfully objected against, and negotiated with, with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in superannuation related matters and the Victorian State Revenue Office (SRO) in relation to state taxes matters (duty and land tax in particular).

Phil's articles have featured in The Tax Institute’s Taxation in Australia Journal and CCH’s Super News. He has also presented at seminars and conferences conducted by The Tax Institute, the Television Education Network and various accounting bodies.


This webinar is suitable for accountants and lawyers advising in superannuation – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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Product Code: WBCJAN19
 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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