There are several rules to note for a 1031 exchange, such as it can only be used for business property or property for investments, nothing personal, Forbes states. Another important rule is that 1031 exchanges are very ... More » Business & Finance Real Estate

The main benefit of a section 1031 exchange is the postponement of capital gains tax. The 1031, or like-kind, exchange is a swap of property for similar property, sometimes including unlike property or cash. The Internal... More » Business & Finance Taxes

A 1031 tax exchange provides exceptions and tax deferments for like-kind exchanges, which refer to the process of swapping one business or investment asset for another. The rules and regulations associated with these tra... More » Business & Finance Taxes

Tips for a 1031 like-kind exchange involve using only for investment or business property, performing a delayed exchange, designating replacement property, and closing within six months, reports the Forbes website. The I... More » Business & Finance Taxes

Investors who own shares in a real estate investment trust cannot participate in a 1031 exchange for commercial property, according to Exeter. REIT shares are treated as personal property under U.S. tax laws, and 1031 pr... More » Business & Finance Real Estate

Common tenant rules include those governing general conduct, garbage removal, alterations to the property and maintenance. These guidelines are usually stipulated in the lease contract or agreement. More » Business & Finance Real Estate

The main rule of thumb for homeowners to follow when there is an easement on the property line is to avoid building anything, including fences, on said easements. Building a fence on an easement is risky, because the pro... More »