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Lease Plans & Measured Building Surveys

Ferguson Perry Surveying offers expert advice for lease plan and measured building surveys across commercial, industrial and residential properties.

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Expert advice and accurate solutions for
lease plans and measured building surveys

Incomplete or inaccurate data for any building or property area can cause big issues for lease agreements or future renovation or refit plans. Ferguson Perry Surveying offers expert advice and accurate solutions for lease plan and measured building surveys, across commercial, industrial and residential properties.

What is a Lease Survey?

A lease survey is undertaken to determine the lettable area of a premise and/or to create a Plan for Lease Purposes to attach to lease contracts. Lease surveys assist landlords, property managers and tenants in understanding the lease arrangements on commercial, industrial and retail properties.

An experienced surveyor can advise you on any requirements, and provide you with a clear understanding of the entire process from start to finish.


Lettable Area Survey

The Property Council of Australia (PCA) “Method of Measurement for Lettable Areas” is the industry standard for calculation of lettable area in Australia, ensuring a consistent approach to lease surveys.

Depending on the type of area that is being leased, there are three different standards as set out in the PCA guidelines:

  • Gross Lettable Area (GLA) for industrial buildings such as warehouses, showrooms, workshops and free-standing showrooms or supermarkets;
  • Net Lettable Area (NLA) for office buildings and tenancies; and
  • Gross Lettable Area Retail (GLAR) for retail tenancies in shopping centres, commercial buildings, free-standing and shopping strip shops.

It is important that the landlord and tenant agree on the method to be used to calculate the lettable area before undertaking the survey.

While the PCA guidelines help to define how to calculate the lettable area for different property types, each property is unique and may require a tailored approach. An experienced Licensed Surveyor can provide advice on the best way to apply the PCA guidelines to your property, and guide you through the entire process.

Plans for Lease Purposes

A Plan for Lease Purposes is used to attach to a lease contract.

A Plan for Lease Purposes delineates the extent of a lettable space, outlining which area(s) a tenant has access to within their lease. The lease boundaries are defined on the plan using physical features, dimensions or title boundaries.

Measured Building Surveys

A Measured Building Survey is any survey that involves the measurement of an existing building, and may be required when renovating, refitting or commercially leasing a property. or to measure the dimensions of a tenancy for a floorplan, marketing or fit-out design.

We have a solution for all building measurement needs, from basic 2D floor plans through to highly detailed 3D Revit models. All are spatially accurate and measured by qualified and experienced Licensed Surveyors.

No two projects or buildings are ever the same, and your objectives will help to identify the type of survey that will best suit your needs.

Our services:

  • Lease plans
  • Internal measured floor plans
  • Reflected ceiling plans
  • Detailed building elevations (2D or 3D)
  • Cross sections and sectional elevations
  • 3D CAD and REVIT / BIM Modelling

3D Laser Scanning

We use the latest in surveying technology, including 3D Laser Scanning, to quickly and accurately measure buildings. 3D Laser Scanning captures a site’s detail in its current form and existing condition, so the data can be converted into CAD models for incredibly precise designing and planning.

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Why choose Ferguson Perry Surveying?

Our professional, experienced team provide expert, honest advice on measured lease plan requirements.

We use the latest in 3D Laser Scanning and surveying technology to quickly and accurately measure full lease areas.

From single tenancies to full shopping centres, warehouses, showrooms, workshops and office buildings, our team offer an unbiased and consistent approach using the PCA method of measurement guidelines.

  • Fast, efficient team
  • Accuracy and precision
  • Experienced, local team
  • Tailored solutions

Understand your lease area with accurate, precise survey results.

Contact the team at Ferguson Perry Surveying to discuss your needs.