Realty Policy

Issuance of Realty Services Letters (RSL) and the new Lease Acquisition Circulars (LAC) transmit changes in realty policy and procedures to GSA realty practitioners. RSL and LAC policy may be developed in response to initiatives such as new legislation, Executive Order, internal agency policy, audit findings, protest decisions, etc. Some policies are developed in conjunction with other PBS offices such as Office of Real Property Asset Management, Office of the Chief Architect, General Counsel, etc. These policies are mandatory for GSA and for agencies operating under delegations from GSA, when they implement laws, Executive Orders, and regulations. Other RSL or LAC issuance are no longer mandatory, but are retained for reference as good business practices. RSLs and LACs have a sunset provision; each summer, GSA reviews them to determine their continuing applicability. Unless otherwise mentioned within a Letter or Circular, these procedures and practices are mandatory. RSL and LAC issuance often cover more than one subject, and there may be more than one that applies to a particular subject with the more recent modifying some portion of an earlier issuance. It is the responsibility of the Realty Professional to be familiar with each issuance.

Please see the Leasing Desk Guide (LDG) page for active LAC's, RSL's, and the Good Practices Library. 


Last Reviewed 2015-09-02