Can REITs Charge for Charging Electric Vehicles?

One of the challenges with electing as a REIT is the loose definition of “qualifying income,” which is generally accepted to be “rents from real property.” The law firm of Vinson & Elkins has published an article on JDSupra that helps navigate this complex area of REIT law as it relates to the emerging demand of electric vehicle charging stations. They address the issue of charging tenants for that service here.

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