Leasing Desk Guide
The Leasing Desk Guide (Desk Guide) chapters contain authorities, policies, technical and procedural guides, and administrative limitations governing the acquisition by lease of real property. It replaces previous Public Buildings Service (PBS) leasing guides and incorporates other existing policies and procedures. Additional Realty Services Letters (RSL) are available in the Effective Policies section. Realty professionals must follow the policies of the effective RSL until they are canceled by additional Desk Guide issuances.
The process overviews in this Desk Guide do not completely cover all of the possible considerations and alternative courses of action that realty professionals must know to successfully complete all possible lease actions. However, they should be able to use the material in this Desk Guide to help them tie together the typical considerations, process steps, and review requirements that they could normally expect to encounter.
The policies of this Desk Guide apply to all PBS personnel engaged in the acquisition and administration of leasehold interests in real property. This Desk Guide also applies to agencies leasing space under delegated authority from the General Services Administration. LAC-2010-1 formally establishes the Desk Guide as a source of leasing guidance that was previously only contained in RSLs and issues the initial chapters of the Desk Guide. The Office of Leasing will be issuing LACs to roll out additional Desk Guide chapters and cancel corresponding RSLs.
|09/26/2011||TOC||Table of Contents|
|09/30/2011||Introduction||General Information, Lease Authorities, and Responsibilities|
|09/30/2010||2||New or Replacing Lease|
|05/31/2011||3||Simplified Lease Acquisition|
|12/17/2010||5||Succeeding Lease, Superseding Lease|
|12/17/2010||6||Change in Square Footage-Expansion and Reduction|
|05/31/2011||8||Alterations in Leased Space|
|02/15/2011||10||Lease Holdovers, Standstill Agreements, and Condemnations|
|09/30/2010||16||National Broker Contract Leases|
|09/19/2012||18||Sustainability and Environmental Considerations|
|10/27/2010||20||On-Airport Leasing for TSA and Other Agencies|
|09/26/2011||Appendix D||Fire Protection and Life Safety|
|03/04/2011||Appendix F||Determination of Operating or Capital Lease Classification for Budget Scoring|
|09/18/2012||Appendix G||Seismic Safety in Leasing|