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Sales Tax Alert

Posted in General Business Issues, Legislative Update, Property Management Issues, Tax Issues
The Ohio Department of Taxation has been enforcing the obligation to pay sales taxes by contractors and property managers for services received when the invoices do not separately identify sales tax as a specific line item.  Look at all of the invoices received for any services contracted for and make sure that sales taxes are separately… Continue Reading

A Fuel Cell for the Rest of US

Posted in Environmental Issues, Green Energy Issues, Property Management Issues
Recently, 60 Minutes aired a story about Bloom Energy, a Silicon Valley  alternative energy start-up, which has developed fuel cell technology capable of taking us off of the electrical grid.  The video speaks for itself so watch it below.  As you watch it, think about how technology such as this will transform the real estate industry.  Besides… Continue Reading

No Exclusive Cable Contracts for Apartment and Condominium Projects

Posted in Condominiums, Development Issues, Legislative Update, Property Management Issues
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently upheld a 2007 Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") order prohibiting the owner’s of apartment buildings, condominiums and other multi-unit residential properties from entering into exclusive contracts for providing cable T.V. services.  The FCC relied upon Section 628(b) of the Communications Act.  The FCC’s position is… Continue Reading