In broad terms a Lease Survey may be required to establish a defined area in either land or a building.
If the lease is for part of land then a field survey by a Cadastral Surveyor or person under the supervision of a Cadastral Surveyor, is required to define the extents of the lease on the ground. This survey is then documented by way of a Lease Survey Plan that complies with the requirements of the Cadastral Survey Requirements and the Registrar of Titles Directions. Depending on the term of the lease local government approval may be required.
If the lease is for part of a building and contains no land content then a field survey can be undertaken and a Lease Sketch Plan can be prepared. This work must be carried out by a Cadastral Surveyor or person under the supervision of a Cadastral Surveyor. This Lease Sketch Plan is included in the lease document which is lodged and registered in the Titles Registry. These sketch plans are typically prepared for commercial premises, industrial complexes and shopping centres.