Tenant Handbook

Building Rules & Regulations

 

Tenants shall faithfully observe and comply with the following Rules and Regulations:

 

  1. Tenant shall not alter any lock or install any new or additional locks or bolts on any doors or windows of the Premises without obtaining Landlord’s prior written consent.  Tenant shall bear the cost of any lock changes or repairs required by Tenant. 

  2. Your lease outlines the number of keys furnished for each Tenant. Any additional keys required by Tenant must be obtained from the Management Office at a reasonable cost to be established by Landlord.

  3. All doors opening to public corridors shall be kept closed at all times except for normal ingress and egress to the Premises, unless electrical holdbacks have been installed.

  4. Landlord reserves the right to close and keep locked all entrance and exit doors during hours when the Building is closed. Tenant, its employees and agents must be sure that the doors to the Building are securely closed and locked when leaving the Premises if it is after the normal hours of business for the building.  The Landlord and his agents shall in no case be liable for damages for any error with regard to the admission to or exclusion from the Building of any person.  In case of invasion, mob, riot, public excitement, or other commotion, Landlord reserves the right to prevent access to the Building during the continuance of same by any means it deems appropriate for the safety and protection of life and property.

  5. Landlord shall have the right to prescribe the weight, size and position of all safes and other heavy property brought into the Building.  Safes and other heavy objects shall, if considered necessary by Landlord, stand on supports of such thickness as is necessary to properly distribute the weight.  Landlord will not be responsible for loss of or damage to any such safe or property in any case.  All damage done to any part of the Building, its contents, occupants or visitors by moving or maintaining any such safe or other property shall be the sole responsibility of Tenant and any expense of said damage or injury shall be borne by Tenant.

  6. No furniture, freight, packages, supplies, equipment or merchandise will be brought into or removed from the Building or carried up or down in the elevators, except upon prior notice to the Management Office, and in such manner, in such specific elevator, and between such hours as shall be designated by Landlord.  Tenant shall provide the Management Office with no less than 24 hours prior notice of the need to utilize an elevator for any such purpose, so as to provide Landlord with a reasonable period to schedule such use and to install padding or take other actions or prescribe procedures as are appropriate to protect against damage to the elevators or other parts of the Building.   In no event shall Tenant’s use of the elevators for any such purpose be permitted during the building’s prescribed business hours.

  7. Landlord shall have the right to control and operate the public portions of the Building, the public facilities, the heating and air conditioning, and any other facilities furnished for the common use of tenants, in such manner as is customary for comparable buildings in the vicinity of the Building.

  8. The requirements of Tenant will be attended to only upon application at the office location designated by Landlord.  Employees of Landlord shall not perform any work or do anything outside their regular duties unless under special instruction from Landlord.

  9. Tenant shall not disturb, solicit, or canvass any occupant of the Building and shall cooperate with Landlord or Landlord’s agents to prevent same.

  10. The toilet rooms, urinals, wash bowls and other apparatus shall not be used for any purpose other than that for which they were constructed, and no foreign substance of any kind whatsoever shall be thrown therein.

  11. Tenant shall not overload the floor of the Premises, nor mark, drive nails or   screws, or drill into the partitions, woodwork or plaster or in any way deface the Premises or any part thereof without Landlord’s consent.

  12. Except for vending machines intended for the sole use of Tenant’s employees and invitees, no vending machine or machines of any description other than fractional horsepower office machines shall be installed, maintained or operated upon the Premises without the written consent of Landlord.

  13. Tenant shall not use or keep in or on the Premises of the Building any kerosene, gasoline or other flammable or combustible fluid or material.

  14. Tenant shall not use any method of heating or air conditioning other than that which is supplied by Landlord, without the prior written consent of Landlord.  Electric space heaters and/or fans present a fire hazard and are strictly prohibited.

  15. Tenant shall not use, keep, or permit to be used or kept, any foul or noxious gas or substance in or on the Premises, or permit or allow the Premises to be occupied or used in a manner offensive or objectionable to Landlord or other occupants of the Building by reason of noise, odors, or vibrations, or interfere in any way with other Tenants or those having business therein.

  16. Tenant shall not bring into or keep within the Building or the Premises any animals, birds, or any vehicles including bicycles.

  17. Cooking shall not be done or permitted by any tenant on the Premises, nor shall the Premises be used for the storage of merchandise, for lodging or for any improper, objectionable or immoral purposes.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, laboratory-approved equipment and microwave ovens may be used on the Premises for heating food and brewing coffee, tea, hot chocolate and similar beverages, provided that such use is in accordance with applicable federal, state and city laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations, and does not cause odors which are objectionable to Landlord and other Tenants.

  18. Landlord will approve where and how telephone and telegraph wires are to be introduced to the Premises.  No boring or cutting for wires shall be allowed without the consent of Landlord.  The location of telephone, call boxes and other office equipment affixed to the Premises shall be subject to the approval of Landlord.

  19. Landlord reserves the right to exclude or expel from the Building any person who, in the judgment of Landlord, is intoxicated or under the influence of liquor or drugs, or who shall in any manner do any act in violation of any of these Rules and Regulations.

  20. Tenant, its employees and agents shall not loiter in the entrances or corridors, nor in any way obstruct the sidewalks, lobby, halls, stairways or elevators, and shall use the same only as a means of ingress and egress for the Premises.

  21. Tenant shall not waste electricity, water or air conditioning and agrees to cooperate fully with Landlord to ensure the most effective operation of the Building’s heating and air conditioning system, and shall refrain from attempting to adjust any controls.  This includes the closing of interior blinds, disallowing the sunrays to shine directly into areas adjacent to exterior windows.

  22. Tenant shall store all trash and garbage within the interior of the Premises.  No material shall be placed in the trash boxes or receptacles if material is of such nature that it may not be disposed of in the ordinary and customary manner of removing and disposing of trash and garbage in the city in which the Building is located without violation of any law or ordinance governing such disposal.  All trash, garbage and refuse disposal shall be made only through entryways and elevators provided for such purposes at such times as Landlord shall designate.

  23. Tenant shall comply with all safety, fire protection and evacuation procedures and regulations established by Landlord or any governmental agency.

  24. Tenant shall assume any and all responsibility for protecting the Premises from theft, robbery and pilferage, which includes keeping doors locked and other means of entry to the Premises closed when the Premises are not occupied.

  25. Landlord may waive any one or more of these Rules and Regulations for the benefit of any particular tenant or tenants. This shall not prevent Landlord from thereafter enforcing any such Rules and Regulations against any or all tenants of the Buildings.

  26. No awnings or other projects shall be attached to the outside walls of the Building without the prior written consent of Landlord.  No curtains, blinds, shades or screens shall be attached to or hung in, or used in connection with, any window or door of the Premises without prior written consent of Landlord.  All electrical ceiling fixtures hung in offices or spaces along the perimeter of the Building must be fluorescent and/or of a quality, type, design and bulb color approved by Landlord.

  27. The sashes, sash doors, skylights, windows, and doors that reflect or admit light and air into the halls, passageways and other public places in the Building shall not be covered or obstructed by Tenant, nor shall any bottles, parcels or other articles be placed on the windowsills.

  28. The washing and/or detailing of or the installation of windshields, radios, telephones in or general work on automobiles shall not be allowed on the Premises.

  29. Food vendors shall be allowed in the Building upon receipt of a written request from the Tenant.  The food vendor shall service only the tenants that have a written request on file in the Management Office.  Under no circumstance shall the food vendor display their products in a public or common area including corridors and elevator lobbies.  Any failure to comply with this rule shall result in immediate permanent withdrawal of the vendor from the Building.

  30. Tenant must comply with requests by the Landlord concerning informing their employees of items of importance to the Landlord.

  31. Tenant shall comply with any non-smoking ordinance adopted by any applicable governmental authority. In addition, Landlord reserves the right to designate, in Landlord’s sole discretion, the only outside areas of the Premises where smoking shall be permitted.

  32. Landlord reserves the right at any time to change or rescind any one or more of these Rules and Regulations, or to make such other and further reasonable Rules and Regulations as in Landlord’s judgment may from time to time be necessary for the Management, safety, care and cleanliness of the Premises and Building, and for the preservation of good order therein, as well as for the convenience of other occupants and tenants.  Landlord shall not be responsible to Tenant or to any other person for the non-observance of the Rules and Regulations and Tenant shall agree to abide by these rules as a condition of its occupancy of the Premises.