About Mike Mortlock

Mike Mortlock is a Quantity Surveyor and Managing Director of MCG Quantity Surveyors. MCG Specialise in Tax Depreciation Schedules and Construction COst Estimating for Investors. You can visit them at www.mcggs.com.au
4 04, 2017

How much does a kitchen and bathroom renovation cost, and what about depreciation?

By | April 4th, 2017|Renovation Costs|0 Comments

This week the Housing Industry Association (HIA) released the HIA-GWA Kitchens and Bathrooms Report for 2013/14 and it presents some interesting implications for depreciation deductions. Over the years the report has provided some great insights into the frequency of kitchen and bathroom renovations, the average cost of the works and the total value of these [...]

23 02, 2017

Case Study: Awesome Unit Renovation

By | February 23rd, 2017|Renovating|0 Comments

Our latest case study is a cracker because it showcases what can be done within a small space. It smashes a commonly held myth that a property built before 1987 will never have any depreciation deductions. The unit was in Mona Vale, in Sydney’s beautiful northern beaches. It's a two bedroom, one-bathroom unit in a three level [...]

17 10, 2016

New Kitchen: What Will It Do For You?

By | October 17th, 2016|Kitchen Remodel Ideas, Renovating|0 Comments

Having a new kitchen can be a fantastic way to increase both your rental yield and the capital value of your investment property. We are often asked what a new kitchen will do for depreciation deductions. Ignoring any scrapping component discussed in the adjacent article, let us take a look at a case study. Some of [...]

6 09, 2016

Scrapping Schedules: What Are They?

By | September 6th, 2016|Buying Property, Renovating|0 Comments

The term 'scrapping schedules' is thrown about a lot these days. And to be honest, it's a term that is more confusing than helpful. To begin with, we should look at what scrapping actually is.  In simple terms, scrapping is the process of throwing away asset that has reached the end of its physical life. The [...]