David Espinosa

Tax Consequences of a Cell Tower Lease

Be wary of tower company agents that try to pass themselves off as tax experts. Expect to see advice dispensed, despite disclaimers that they can not provide tax advice. Some cell tower companies may advise that their particular offer with Cell tower lease rates qualifies to be treated as capital gains as opposed to regular …

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Types of Tower Leases

A land owner can be approached by an agent for a cellular provider for either of two types of telecommunications tower leases. The benefits and fair market values for each vary for different reasons. Below, we weigh the pros and cons rooftop leases and ground leases. Rooftop Leases Rooftop leases can be offered for a …

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T-Mobile Contacted you about a lease

What should you do if T-Mobile contacted you about a lease? An owner of a cell tower or property under review for cell tower construction is likely to be optimistic about being contacted by a major carrier. If you have been contacted by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint, you can expect each company to operate differently and play …

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Common Strategies for Lease Buyouts

Landowners with current leases are frequently contacted by 3rd parties with offers to purchase their leases, with a cell tower lease buyout. The frequency of those contacts borders on telemarketing and can be extremely frustrating if not frightening to deal with.  You will likely be offered single lump sum payments in exchange for a release …

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Verizon cell tower lease agreements & rates in 2018

Verizon contacted you about a lease for what may be a variety of reasons.  They may be interested in leasing your property for new construction or installation on a rooftop. If you have existing equipment, they may want to add new utilities or equipment to your structure. Perhaps they are looking for your approval on …

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