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IRS Publishes Safe Harbor for Monetizing Certain Tax Credits

Following Historic Boardwalk Hall LLC v. Commissioner, 694 F.3d 425 (3d Cir. 2012), which rejected a partnership's allocation of rehabilitation tax credits to a purported partner, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently...more

Filing A Lien When The Work Is Done For A Tenant Rather Than An Owner

Commercial landlords often allow commercial tenants to construct a buildout tailored to their business (e.g., retail stores, restaurants, redesigning office space, etc.). Such tenants hire general contractors who in turn hire...more

What Alabama Homeowners Can Do to Reduce Their Property Taxes

In certain situations, homeowners in Alabama can receive property tax assessments that are twice the rate that other homeowners are paying. These instances occur when a person is renting a residence while their home undergoes...more

Real World - May 2013: Residential service charges – mixed news for landlords on statutory consultation

The decisions in Phillips & Goddard v Francis and Daejan Investments Ltd v Benson cause further uncertainty in already muddied waters for landlords seeking to pass on the cost of works to residential tenants....more

Are You Renovating? Then Hold Back 10% of Construction Invoices!

If you are renovating your existing property, it is important to understand your obligations under the Construction Lien Act. This legislation creates a “pyramid”, with the home-owner at the top. The renovator takes the next...more

New initiatives from the WSIB in 2013

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”) is in a state of flux, with many changes happening now and more on the horizon. In order to keep you up-to-date on the most recent workers’ compensation initiatives, this...more

Dodging Deal Killers -- Anticipating and Solving Problems Related to Properties Being Sold or Purchased

In This Presentation: Contamination; Environmental Issues; Defective or Incomplete Land Use Approval; “As Is,” “Your Problem Not Mine” Seller; Encroachment; URM or Otherwise Seismically Challenged Property; Use,...more

Can I Have a Basement Apartment?

If you are thinking about converting your basement into a secondary suite, there are many benefits. The added value to your home, the extra income from a rental, and the fact that they provide affordable housing to others are...more

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