405 | Why the Great Australian Renter’s Tax is Everyone’s Problem!?

Note: This recording was produced before Queensland’s Land Tax was scrapped.

Folks — full disclosure — today’s episode was NOT originally in the plan.

It is, however, an issue that is so insanely important that we switched things up…

Today you won’t be listening to Bryce & Ben of The Property Couch.

Today you’ll be listening to Bryce interviewing Ben Kingsley as the Chair of the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PICA) on Australia’s greatest renter’s tax ever introduced.

We’re talking about Queensland’s New Land Tax.  

Here’s the deal…we’ll be examining what this means for renters and property owners across Australia, the repercussions yet to come and covering what is at stake for Queensland’s future.   

As Ben says, “there are no winners here.”   

At the heart of today’s show is the issue of government intervention and the rising rents left in its wake…   

We’re breaking down who the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) are and taking a frank look at the unintended consequences that many of its reforms have had over the past decade. 


Strap in folks, this is an important episode that affects us all.   


P.S. And if you find this as disturbing as we do, you can make a positive change.  

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) is currently running its 2022 Sentiment Survey which allows everyday folks to have their thoughts heard on issues such as Queensland’s Land Tax.  

By having this data, organisations such as PIPA have the numbers to fight against tax reforms for the everyday mum and dad investors. Click here to fill out the survey now.  


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Here’s some of the gold we cover… 

  • 0:00 – What’s in store today?  
  • 3:33 – Time is running out! Have your say in PIPA’s 2022 Sentiment Survey now.  
  • 5:02 – It’s more important to START folks  
  • 7:33 – Who is PIPA?  
  • 8:20 – The media’s depiction of Property Investors: Is there any merit?  
  • 11:55 – Who are the 3 types of renters??  
  • 17:04 – THIS is the largest group of renters in Australia… 
  • 17:48 – Our 2 Key Observations (Beware the Struggling Tenant Story!)  
  • 18:10 – Why Gov. Intervention = Rising Rents!!  
  • 21:19 – APRA’s 2017, 2019 & 2021 reforms  
  • 23:09 – And their unintended Consequences!  
  • 25:12 – Folks, rents have just caught up with inflation… 
  • 26:40 – This is a win for the big banks  
  • 28:20 – The Rental Crisis: These have contributed to what we’re seeing today….   
  • 30:47 – Tenancy Reforms: Where has it been introduced already?  
  • 32:51 – Regulations affect the ___ properties the most!  
  • 35:00 – Why Tenancy and Landlord Disputes aren’t what you think… 
  • 37:30 – REIWA’s 2022 Report: What are these regulations really costing? 
  • 40:09 – Ben’s big message to tenants and renters  
  • 41:05 – THIS is what happens if investors hold or fold…  
  • 41:39 – Meanwhile in the ACT: 11% of ACT’s rental stock gone in 6 months?!?  
  • 44:10 – What most folks forget about property investors  
  • 48:15 – In Summary…  
  • 49:08 – Land Tax 101 
  • 54:14 – What is Queensland’s Great Renter’s Tax?? 
  • 57:46 – What does this mean for property owners and renters today?  
  • 1:03:16 – We analysed 102 portfolios… 
  • 1:05:45 – What is at risk for Queensland in the big picture?  
  • 1:09:46 – Why this is EVERYONE’S problem (There are NO winners folks!!)
  • 1:17:50 – What can you do to make a positive change?  


  • 1:20:18 – Are you bringing global or local benefit?   



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