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Understanding the New Transfer Duty Changes in Queensland

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Understanding the New Transfer Duty Changes in Queensland

The Queensland Government has announced significant changes to transfer duty, effective for contracts signed on or after June 9, 2024. These changes are set to provide relief to homebuyers and promote housing affordability across the state. At Sunstate Conveyancing, we want to ensure our clients are fully informed about these updates and understand how they may impact their property transactions.


Key Changes to Transfer Duty
The Queensland Government’s recent statement highlights the following key changes to transfer duty:

Increased Thresholds for First Home Buyers: The threshold for transfer duty exemptions for first home buyers has been increased. This change aims to make it easier for first-time buyers to enter the property market by reducing the upfront costs associated with purchasing a home.
General Transfer Duty Rates Adjusted: The general transfer duty rates have been adjusted to reflect the current property market conditions. These adjustments are intended to provide fairer and more equitable taxation on property transactions.
New Incentives for Eco-Friendly Homes: To promote sustainable living, the Queensland Government has introduced incentives for homes that meet certain eco-friendly criteria. Buyers of these properties may be eligible for additional transfer duty concessions.
How These Changes Affect You
For Contracts Signed on or After June 9, 2024: If your property contract is signed on or after June 9, 2024, the new transfer duty thresholds and rates will apply. This means you could benefit from reduced transfer duty costs, especially if you are a first home buyer or purchasing an eco-friendly home.

For Contracts Signed Before June 9, 2024: Contracts signed before June 9, 2024, will adhere to the previous transfer duty thresholds and rates. It’s important to review the date of your contract to understand which set of rules applies to your transaction.


Benefits for Home Buyers
Reduced Upfront Costs: The increased thresholds for transfer duty exemptions can significantly reduce the upfront costs for first home buyers, making home ownership more accessible.
Incentives for Sustainable Living: With the introduction of transfer duty concessions for eco-friendly homes, buyers are encouraged to invest in sustainable properties, promoting environmental responsibility.
Fairer Taxation: The adjustments to general transfer duty rates ensure a more equitable taxation system, reflecting current market conditions and property values.

Why Choose Sunstate Conveyancing?
At Sunstate Conveyancing, we are dedicated to providing our clients with comprehensive and up-to-date information on all aspects of property transactions. Our experienced team can guide you through the complexities of the new transfer duty changes and ensure your transaction is handled smoothly and efficiently.

We offer:

Expert Advice: Our team stays informed about the latest legislative changes to provide accurate and timely advice.

Personalized Service: We tailor our services to meet your specific needs, ensuring a stress-free conveyancing process.

Commitment to Excellence: Our goal is to exceed client expectations by delivering high-quality, reliable, and transparent conveyancing services.

Contact Us
For more information on how the new transfer duty changes may affect your property transaction, or to discuss any conveyancing needs, contact Sunstate Conveyancing today. Our team is here to provide you with the expert guidance and support you need to navigate these changes effectively.

1. What are the new transfer duty changes in Queensland? The changes include increased thresholds for first home buyer exemptions, adjusted general transfer duty rates, and new incentives for eco-friendly homes.

2. When do the new transfer duty changes take effect? The changes apply to contracts signed on or after June 9, 2024.

3. How do these changes benefit first home buyers? First home buyers can benefit from increased exemption thresholds, reducing the upfront costs of purchasing a home.

4. Are there any incentives for eco-friendly homes? Yes, buyers of eco-friendly homes may be eligible for additional transfer duty concessions.

5. What should I do if my contract was signed before June 9, 2024? Contracts signed before this date will adhere to the previous transfer duty thresholds and rates.

6. How can Sunstate Conveyancing help with these changes? We provide expert advice and personalized service to help you navigate the new transfer duty changes and ensure a smooth transaction.

7. Will the new changes affect all property transactions? The changes primarily benefit first home buyers and buyers of eco-friendly homes but also include adjustments to general transfer duty rates.

8. How do I know if my property qualifies for eco-friendly incentives? Contact us for more details on the criteria for eco-friendly homes and the applicable transfer duty concessions.

9. What is the purpose of these changes? The changes aim to promote housing affordability, sustainable living, and fairer taxation in the property market.

10. How can I get more information about these changes? Reach out to Sunstate Conveyancing for detailed information and expert guidance on how these changes may impact your property transaction.

10. Can I terminate my contract dated before 9/6/2024 and resign to save on transfer duty? You should speak with your Solicitor for specific legal advice, however this is not recommended as it could cause stamp duty implications that could result in double duty payable.

This is general advice only, for specific legal advice speak with your legal representative.



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