- Project Title:
- Leased Facility Maintenance
- Start Date:
- Monday, August 5, 2019
- Estimated Report Release Date:
- February 2020
Landlords have a duty to ensure buildings they rent are in good condition. The responsibilities are usually outlined and agreed upon when a renter enters into a lease agreement. The Postal Service operates more than 20,000 post offices and processing plants at leased facilities. The cost of maintenance and repair totals millions of dollars; however, some of these costs are the responsibility of the landlord. The Postal Service must then recover from the landlord any payments made for those costs.
We are conducting this audit to determine if the Postal Service paid for maintenance and repair costs that are the landlord’s responsibility.
- What should the Postal Service do to ensure landlords pay for all maintenance and repair costs that are their responsibility?
- Are you aware of any needed repairs at leased Postal Service facilities that go unattended by landlords?
- How can the Postal Service improve the process to ensure landlords address maintenance repair requests directly or pay for all expenses incurred by the Postal Service on their behalf?