Lease survey we did in Brisbane

What is a lease survey?

Lease surveys are undertaken to measure the area of land or space within the walls of a building. This area forms the basis for determining the dollar value of the rental of the land/premises over the life of the lease. Many Leases are based solely on a per square metre value. It is therefore important to engage a Land Surveyor, not only to gain an accurate measurement, but to comply with the Land Titles requirements for long term and high valued leases. For these leases, the plan must be registered in the Titles Office in Queensland.

When do you need a lease survey?

Any building or land lease that has a term greater than 3 years is considered a long term lease and it must be accompanied by a lease plan prepared by a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor. Any lease within a complex of more than 5 units must also include a master sketch showing the unit location within the complex.

Property council of Australia guidelines

Lease surveys are carried out with the guidance and recommendations of the Property Council of Australia. The handbook “Method of Measurement” for lettable area is often used as the basis upon which surveyors measure floor space in leased premises. This booklet provides guidelines for the measurement of office buildings, retail shops, industrial warehouses, and other mixed use premises. The method adopted depends upon the type of lease and this depends on the agreements between the owner and lessee and the negotiated terms of the lease. For instance, the lease measurements may include the external face of walls, or in some cases may simply run to the internal face of the wall. Certain Purpose built facilities may or may not be included in the lease depending on the agreed terms.

Our Experience

East Coast Surveys (Aust) have provided assistance with numerous Lease surveys including Retail shopping Centres such as Victoria Point Lakeside Shopping Centre, Industrial or Warehouse type Lease Surveys such as for large manufacturing operations at Hemmant, and many medium sized commercial leases across the Redlands and South East Queensland.

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Client testimonials

  • East Coast Surveys (Aust) have been the surveyors for MSO Holdings since July 2011. Duing this time they have provided Surveying and Town Planning seryices for two subdivision projects. Whenever we have had a need for quick response their professionalism and promptness cannot be questioned and is a credit to their firm.

    - Mark S Smith (MSO HOLDINGS PTY LTD)

  • The surveyor, Mark, was professional, humble , amiable and accommodating. He had 3 decades of experience and it showed. However I was amazed at his people skills and patience. This experience exceeded both my and the Project Managers expectations.

    - Wayne J. Chandler

  • We engaged ECS to do the survey work for our subdivision and have been impressed with their high level of service and proactive approach not only doing the survey work, but seeing the lot sealing process through to its completion. They were always willing to go above and beyond and we really appreciated their experience and guidance through this process.

    - Kendrick & Benita

  • My experience with East Coast Surveys was professional and helpful from the first phone call to receiving my plans. When i called them i did not know which Survey i needed i was just told by my Architect to call a Surveyor and get my Land Surveyed. Paul was so helpful and the price was affordable

    - Chris (True Local)

  • I would like to thank Paul for all the help he gave me with my enquiries about future work. I would recommend East Coast Surveys to anyone considering development and reconfiguring of a lot. I will definitely be using your services again in the future. Very happy customer

    - Sue

  • We engaged East Coast Surveys to assist us with our Town Planning and Surveying to sub-divide our land and house. This was an extremely challenging project and was handled professionally and accurately by East Coast Surveys making my dealings with the whole team delightful. Each one of the team went above and beyond to assist us as first timers.

    - Vicki A.

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