Recorded Webinar: Buying Real Property in SMSFs: Opportunities and Pitfalls


19th April 2018

Duration:  approx. 2 hours

More and more Australians are purchasing properties through SMSFs.  This has increased the need for property law advisors to be aware of the intricacies of SMSFs and the special rules that apply.  This session covers:

  • Buying and selling through a SMSF
  • Borrowing and lending to a SMSF – what are the challenges?
  • Clubbing arrangements between SMSFs to undertake business and property ventures
  • Transferring property into the fund by way of contribution
  • Stamp duty implications on transfer:
    • acquisition of property under a limited recourse borrowing arrangement, including business real property from a related party
    • transfer of real property from custodian/bare trustee to the SMSF, following the end of an LRBA
  • Handling real property in the SMSF:
    • dealing with lumpy assets in fund - intergenerational retention
    • what to do when LRBA loan has to be paid out
  • Tips and traps in dealing with purchasing property through a SMSF
Our presenter

Rebecca James, Special Counsel, Madgwicks, Melbourne

Rebecca James is an experienced commercial lawyer with specialisations in superannuation, funds management and private wealth management. She also has tax and structuring advice experience within the superannuation context and supports various practice areas with high level advice, including workplace relations and tax.

Rebecca’s clients include public offer superannuation funds and self-managed superannuation funds, fund managers, accountants, family-owned businesses and high net wealth individuals. Rebecca focuses on providing strategic and commercially focused advice in delivering client outcomes. 

Rebecca is also experienced in liaising with the Australian Taxation Office and other regulatory bodies in an audit context and to resolve disputes relating to contraventions of superannuation and taxation law, including making voluntary disclosures and negotiating outcomes through the ATO’s in-house facilitation process.


This webinar is suitable for accountants and lawyers advising in superannuation matters – 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: WBJAPR18
 Price:  $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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