Leases Made by the Procurement Division for Space to Be Occupied by the Works Projects Administration

B-7785: Mar 28, 1940

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The Procurement Division of the Department of the Treasury requests the decision of the Comptroller General concerning certain leases made by the Procurement Division for space to be occupied by the Work Projects Administration. The leases had been questioned by this office because the stipulated initial terms extended beyond the end of the current fiscal year.

The two leases here in question, together with any others made on the same basis will terminate by operation of law on June 30, 1940, unless affirmatively renewed for further period pursuant to appropriations made available for that purpose. Under these circumstances a formal cancellation of the leases as of June 30, 1940--although advisable, if they are not to be extended--would not be required, but an affirmative renewal of such leases would be required if they are to be extended beyond that date.