Lease Between the United States and Partridge Inn Company for Quarters in Georgia

B-27717: Aug 12, 1942

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The Postmaster General requests the decision of the Comptroller General in regards to advise the Postmaster General on whether the documents in regards to a lease between the United States and the Partridge Inn Company are in proper form and what instructions may be issued to the postmaster concerning rental payments.

The original lease of April 1, 1940, does not appear that the law of the State of Georgia requires the recording of leases in order to protect the tenant's rights. Accordingly, the matter of recording the agreements of October 17, 1940, and April 16, 1941, is primarily an administrative matter for the consideration of the Post Office Department; and, since the evidence submitted appears sufficient to establish that the Augusta Hotel Operation Company is the party entitles to the rent for the property in question, including the space occupied by the Government, if it be administratively determined that the recording of the agreements referred to it not necessary to protect the rights of the Government in the leased premises, the post master at August, Georgia, may be instructed that the unpaid accrued rent and the rent hereafter to become due under the original lease of April 14, 1940, as amended by the proposal and acceptance agreement of January 12, 1942, may be paid to the Augusta Hotel Operating Company, id the payments are correct in other respects.