Buy a DHA investment property

DHA investment properties are sold by us under a leaseback arrangement. This arrangement means you receive a long-term lease and a range of property care services. It’s a low hassle investment option with a simple management fee.

Investment properties are released each fortnight on the property search page.

Our properties are typically sold via a ballot system which takes place fortnightly. The ballot system gives anyone interested in investing in our product an equal opportunity to do so.

How to buy from us

Buying a DHA property is similar to purchasing any other property with a few key differences.

Before you buy a property you will need to register with us and provide written finance pre-approval from your bank/broker, or evidence of sufficient funds to settle the property.

Properties for sale are released each fortnight. You can view the properties on our website.

When you have selected a property you wish to purchase, you should advise your DHA Sales Consultant.

For more information, see our step-by-step guide to buying a DHA Property.

Property ballot

If the property you wish to purchase is being sold by a ballot, please contact your Sales Consultant and they will enter you into the property ballot.

The ballot is an automated process. Investors who have entered the ballot are chosen at random and given the opportunity to purchase the property they have selected.

If you are successful, you are required to pay a $2,000 holding deposit to secure the property. At this stage the contract process begins.

Properties sold via a property ballot and are marked 'Coming soon'. These properties are randomly allocated to prospective investors who are pre-qualified and have indicated a preference to purchase them. 

If properties are not sold through the ballot they remain available to purchase immediately. These properties are marked as 'Buy now'.

Settlement typically takes seven weeks from the date the Sales Advice is issued.


Understand your return on investment

For all of our properties, we say what "gross yield" you can expect. Gross yield is how much income an asset will produce each year (before taxes and expenses are deducted), as a percentage of the property price. 

You can work it out this way: Weekly rental income x 52 weeks / property price x 100.

Where possible, we also say what expenses you can expect for each property.

Find out what you can afford

We have compiled a list of resources to help you decide if a DHA investment is right for you.

See our investment calculators.

Ready to invest?

Enquire today and we will help you find the right DHA investment.

Any questions?

Visit out frequently asked questions below.

Rent may be subject to abatement under certain circumstances such as loss of enjoyment or amenity, or breach of lease terms. Rent is paid where the property is habitable. Should a property become uninhabitable during the term of the lease, or lessor breaches the lease terms, the rent may cease or abate and lease may be terminated by DHA. Guaranteed rent is subject to the terms of the lease. DHA does not take into account an investor’s objectives or financial needs. Investors should always seek appropriate independent advice before making any investment decisions with DHA.