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Old Apr 1st 2020, 6:56 am
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Hi guys

Hope everyone is keeping safe, just a quick question regarding the First Home Owners Grant.

We currently live in Queensland and are looking to buy a house and land package.

We haven’t owned a house here in Australia but we did in the UK. We don’t own the house in the UK anymore we sold it in January 2018 when we moved here.
My question is are we eligible for the First home owners grant?
Also in our paperwork we have been asked if we have owned a house overseas so I’m guessing we have to declare it???

im so confused and will be grateful for any help
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Old Apr 1st 2020, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by Handers81 View Post
Hi guys

Hope everyone is keeping safe, just a quick question regarding the First Home Owners Grant.

We currently live in Queensland and are looking to buy a house and land package.

We haven’t owned a house here in Australia but we did in the UK. We don’t own the house in the UK anymore we sold it in January 2018 when we moved here.
My question is are we eligible for the First home owners grant?
Also in our paperwork we have been asked if we have owned a house overseas so I’m guessing we have to declare it???

im so confused and will be grateful for any help
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Don't know about Qld but when we moved to WA, we got the payment, despite owning multiple properties in the UK at the same time
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If it asks you the question answer it honestly. It is meant for genuine first time buyers after all. Pity WA don’t enforce this. Not having a go amazulu, if you followed the rules for WAfair enough!
In SA we didn’t get it as we had owned a home overseas.
Our sons should get it if it still applies (when they have saved enough deposit!)
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Originally Posted by rammygirl View Post
If it asks you the question answer it honestly. It is meant for genuine first time buyers after all. Pity WA don’t enforce this. Not having a go amazulu, if you followed the rules for WAfair enough!
In SA we didn’t get it as we had owned a home overseas.
Our sons should get it if it still applies (when they have saved enough deposit!)

Thank you! I definitely intend to declare it as it asks and I’m not going to hide it I’m just confused because all the governments websites don’t mention owning a house overseas for FHOG only for the concessions x
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Originally Posted by Amazulu View Post
Don't know about Qld but when we moved to WA, we got the payment, despite owning multiple properties in the UK at the same time
Thank you!

i guess we will just declare it because I don’t want it to come back and bite us on the bum later and see what happens x
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If it asks you the question answer it honestly. It is meant for genuine first time buyers after all. Pity WA don’t enforce this. Not having a go amazulu, if you followed the rules for WAfair enough!
In SA we didn’t get it as we had owned a home overseas.
Our sons should get it if it still applies (when they have saved enough deposit!)
We certainly didn't hide the fact that we owned property OS. I remember thinking at the time that it was a crazy situation, but it was offered to us and we took it
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We certainly didn't hide the fact that we owned property OS. I remember thinking at the time that it was a crazy situation, but it was offered to us and we took it
Same with us. We had owned homes in Canada and even though we declared it ww got the FHOG.
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We certainly didn't hide the fact that we owned property OS. I remember thinking at the time that it was a crazy situation, but it was offered to us and we took it

we will if it’s offered to us as well, thank you for replying x
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Thanks everyone, fingers crossed we can get it!

thank you so much for taking the time to reply x
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The eligibility checker - https://www.qld.gov.au/housing/buyin...igibility-test - only asks about property in Australia. I went through the checker putting in info I thought would be applicable in your case and it says yes.
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The eligibility checker - https://www.qld.gov.au/housing/buyin...igibility-test - only asks about property in Australia. I went through the checker putting in info I thought would be applicable in your case and it says yes.
Thank you for doing that, it will be a big help
if we can get it x
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Yes you are entitled to the FHOG in QLD.
When I bought my house in Brisbane after arriving from NZ (where I had an investment property) I couldn't believe that I was entitled but on checking and verifying the rules I applied and received it.

So go ahead and apply.
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