BUILDING RULES & REGULATIONS

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

  1. The sidewalks and public portions of the Project, such as entrances, passages, courts, parking areas, elevators, vestibules, stairways, corridors, or halls shall not be obstructed or encumbered by Tenant or its employees, agents, invitees, or guests nor shall they be used for any purpose other than ingress and egress to and from the Premises.
  2. No awnings or other projections shall be attached to the outside walls of the Project.  No curtains, blinds, shades, louvered openings, or screens or anything else which may be visible from outside the Building shall be attached to or hung in, or used in connection with, any window or door of the Premises, without the prior written consent of Landlord, unless installed by Landlord.  No aerial or antenna shall be erected on the roof or exterior walls of the Premises or on the Project. 
  3. No sign, advertisement, notice, or other lettering shall be exhibited, inscribed, painted, or affixed by Tenant on any part of the outside of the Premises or Project or on corridor walls or doors or mounted on the inside of any windows or within the interior of the Premises, if visible from the exterior of the Premises, without the prior written consent of Landlord.  Signs on any entrance door or doors shall conform to Project standards and shall, at Tenant’s expense, be inscribed, painted, or affixed for Tenant by sign makers approved by Landlord.
  4. The sashes, sash doors, skylights, windows, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning vents and doors that reflect or admit light and air into the halls, passageways, or other public places in the Project shall not be covered or obstructed by Tenant, or its employees, agents, invitees, or guests, nor shall any bottles, parcels, or other articles be placed outside of the Premises.
  5. No show cases or other articles shall be put in front of or affixed to any part of the exterior of the Project, nor placed in the public halls, corridors, or vestibules without the prior written consent of Landlord.
  6. Whenever Tenant shall submit to Landlord any plan, agreement, assignment, sublease, or other document for Landlord’s consent or approval, Tenant shall reimburse Landlord, on demand, for the actual out-of-pocket costs for the services of any architect, engineer, or attorney employed by Landlord to review or prepare the plan, agreement, assignment, sublease, consent, or other document, and pay Landlord a Building standard administrative fee for its services relating to the consent or approval.
  7. The water and wash closets and other plumbing fixtures shall not be used for any purpose other than those for which they were constructed, and no sweepings, rubbish, rags, or other substances shall be thrown in them.  All damages resulting from any misuse of fixtures shall be borne by the Tenant who, or whose employees, agents, invitees, or guests, shall have caused the damages.
  8. No animals of any kind (except dogs assisting disabled persons) shall be brought on the Premises or Project.
  9. The Premises shall not be used for cooking, except that use by Tenant of Underwriters’ Laboratory-approved equipment for brewing coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and similar beverages and a microwave oven for food warming shall be permitted, provided that such equipment and use is in accordance with all applicable governmental requirements.  Tenant shall not permit the presence of portable heaters within the Building.  Tenant shall not cause or permit any unusual or objectionable odors to be produced  on or permeate from the Premises. 
  10. No office space in the Project shall be used for the distribution or for the storage of merchandise or for the sale at auction or otherwise of merchandise, goods, or property of any kind.
  11. Tenant shall not make or permit to be made any unseemly or disturbing noises, radio frequency or electromagnetic or radio interference, or vibrations, or disturb or interfere with occupants of the Project or neighboring premises or those having business with them, or interfere with equipment of Landlord or occupants of the Project, whether by the use of any musical instrument, radio, television, machines or equipment, unmusical noise, or in any other way, including use of any wireless device or equipment.  Tenant shall not throw anything out of the doors or windows or down the corridors, stairwells, or elevator shafts of the Project. 
  12. Neither Tenant nor any of Tenant’s employees, agents, invitees, or guests shall at any time bring or keep on the Premises any firearms, inflammable, combustible, or explosive substance or any chemical substance, other than reasonable amounts of cleaning fluids and solvents required in the normal operation of Tenant’s business, all of which shall only be used in strict compliance with all applicable environmental laws.
  13. Landlord shall, at Tenant’s expense, have a valid pass key to all spaces within the Premises at all times during the Lease Term.  No additional locks or bolts of any kind shall be placed on any of the doors or windows by Tenant, nor shall any changes be made in existing locks or the mechanism of the locks, without the prior written consent of the Landlord and unless and until a duplicate key is delivered to Landlord.  Tenant must, on the termination of its tenancy, restore to the Landlord all keys to stores, offices, and toilet rooms, either furnished to or otherwise procured by Tenant, and in the event of the loss of any keys so furnished, Tenant shall pay Landlord for the replacement cost of them.  
  14. All deliveries, removals, or the carrying in or out of any safes, freights, furniture, or bulky matter of any description may be accomplished only with the prior approval of Landlord and then only in approved areas, through the approved loading/service area doors, using the freight elevator only, during approved hours, and otherwise in accordance with Landlord’s requirements.  Tenant shall assume all liability and risk concerning these movements.  All hand trucks must be equipped with rubber tires and side guards.  Landlord may restrict the location where heavy or bulky matters may be placed inside the Premises.  Landlord reserves the right to inspect all freight to be brought into the Project and to exclude all freight that can or may violate any of these Rules and Regulations or other provisions of this Lease.
  15. Tenant shall not, unless otherwise approved by Landlord, occupy or permit any portion of the Premises demised to it to be occupied as, by, or for a public stenographer or typist, barber shop, bootblacking, beauty shop or manicuring, beauty parlor, telephone agency, telephone or secretarial service, messenger service, travel or tourist agency, public restaurant or bar, commercial document reproduction or offset printing service, ATM or similar machines, retail, wholesale, or discount shop for sale of merchandise or food, retail service shop, labor union, school, classroom, or training facility, an entertainment, sports, or recreation facility, dance or music studio, an office or facility of a foreign consulate or any other form of governmental or quasi-governmental bureau, department, or agency, including an autonomous governmental corporation, a place of public assembly (including a meeting center, theater, or public forum), a facility for the provision of social welfare or clinical health services, a medical or health care office of any kind, a telemarketing facility, a customer service call center, a firm the principal business of which is real estate brokerage, a company engaged in the business of renting office or desk space, a public finance (personal loan) business,  or manufacturing, or any other use that would, in Landlord’s reasonable opinion, impair the reputation or quality of the Building, overburden any of the Building systems, Common Areas, or Parking Areas (including any use that would create a population density in the Premises which is in excess of the density which is standard for the Building), impair Landlord’s efforts to lease space or otherwise interfere with the operation of the Project, unless Tenant’s Lease expressly grants permission to do so.  Tenant shall not operate or permit to be operated on the Premises any coin or token operated vending machine or similar device (including telephones, lockers, toilets, scales, amusement devices, and machines for sale of beverages, foods, candy, cigarettes, or other goods), except for those vending machines or similar devices that are for the sole and exclusive use of Tenant’s employees, and then only if operation of the machines or devices does not violate the lease of any other tenant of the Project.  Tenant shall not engage or pay any employees on the Premises, except those actually working for Tenant on the Premises, nor advertise for labor giving an address at the Premises.
  16. Tenant shall not create or use any advertising mentioning or exhibiting any likeness of the Project without the prior written consent of Landlord.  Landlord shall have the right to prohibit any advertising that, in Landlord’s reasonable opinion, tends to impair the reputation of the Project or its desirability as a building for offices, and on notice from Landlord, Tenant shall discontinue the advertising. 
  17. Landlord reserves the right to exclude from the Project all persons who do not present a pass to the Project on a form or card approved by Landlord or other identification documentation required by Landlord.  Tenant shall be responsible for all its employees, agents, invitees, or guests who have been issued a pass at the request of Tenant and shall be liable to Landlord for all acts of those persons.
  18. The Premises shall not be used for lodging or sleeping, or for any immoral, disreputable, or illegal purposes, or for any purpose that may be dangerous to life, limb, or property. 
  19. Any maintenance requirements of Tenant will be attended to by Landlord only on application at the Landlord’s management office for the Project.  Landlord’s employees shall not perform any work or do anything outside of their regular duties, unless under specific instructions from the office of Landlord. 
  20. Canvassing, soliciting, and peddling within the Project is prohibited and Tenant shall cooperate to prevent such activities.
  21. In order to obtain maximum effectiveness of the cooling system, Tenant shall lower and/or close Venetian or vertical blinds, shades or drapes when the sun’s rays fall directly on the exterior windows of the Premises.
  22. If, in Landlord’s reasonable opinion, the replacement of ceiling tiles becomes necessary after they have been removed on behalf of Tenant by telephone company installers or others (in both the Premises and the public corridors), the cost of replacements shall be charged to Tenant on a per-tile basis. 
  23. All paneling or other wood products not considered furniture that Tenant shall install in the Premises shall be of fire retardant materials.  Before the installation of these materials, Tenant shall submit to Landlord a satisfactory (in the reasonable opinion of Landlord) certification of the materials’ fire retardant characteristics. 
  24. Tenant, its employees, agents, contractors, and invitees shall not be permitted to occupy at any one time more than the number of parking spaces in the Parking Areas permitted in the Lease (including any parking spaces reserved exclusively for Tenant).  Usage of parking spaces shall be in common with all other tenants of the Project and their employees, agents, contractors, and invitees.  All parking space usage shall be subject to any reasonable rules and regulations for the sale and proper use of parking spaces that Landlord may prescribe.  Tenant’s employees, agents, contractors, and invitees shall abide by all posted roadway signs in and about the parking facilities.  Landlord shall have the right to tow or otherwise remove vehicles of Tenant and its employees, agents, contractors, or invitees that are improperly parked, blocking ingress or egress lanes, or violating parking rules, at the expense of Tenant or the owner of the vehicle, or both, and without liability to Landlord.  Upon request by Landlord, Tenant shall furnish Landlord with the license numbers and descriptions of any vehicles of Tenant, its principals, employees, agents, and contractors.  Tenant acknowledges that reserved parking spaces, if any, shall only be reserved during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, legal holidays excluded.  Parking spaces may be used for the parking of passenger vehicles only and shall not be used for parking commercial vehicles or trucks (except sports utility vehicles, mini-vans, and pick-up trucks utilized as personal transportation), boats, personal watercraft, or trailers.  No parking space may be used for the storage of equipment or other personal property.  Overnight parking in the Parking Areas is prohibited.  Landlord, in Landlord’s sole and absolute discretion, may establish from time to time a parking decal or pass card system, security check-in, or other reasonable mechanism to restrict parking in the Parking Areas.  Landlord reserves the right to charge Tenant an administrative fee of $50.00 per violation of the foregoing rules.
  25. All trucks and delivery vans shall be parked in designated areas only and not parked in spaces reserved for cars.  All delivery service doors are to remain closed except during the time that deliveries, garbage removal, or other approved uses are taking place.  All loading and unloading of goods shall be done only at the times, in the areas, and through the entrances designated for loading purposes by Landlord. 
  26. Tenant shall be responsible for the removal and proper disposition of all crates, oversized trash, boxes, and items termed garbage from the Premises.  The corridors and parking and delivery areas are to be kept clear of these items.  Tenant shall provide convenient and adequate receptacles for the collection of standard items of trash and shall facilitate the removal of trash by Landlord.  Tenant shall ensure that liquids are not disposed of in the receptacles.
  27. Landlord shall not be responsible for lost or stolen personal property, equipment, or money occurring anywhere on the Project, regardless of how or when the loss occurs.
  28. Tenant shall not conduct any business, loading or unloading, assembling, or any other work connected with Tenant’s business in any public areas.
  29. Tenant shall give Landlord prompt notice of all accidents to or defects in air conditioning equipment, plumbing, electric facilities, or any part or appurtenance of the Premises. 
  30. Tenant agrees and fully understands that the overall aesthetic appearance of the Project is of paramount importance; thus Landlord shall maintain complete aesthetic control over any and every portion of the Premises visible from outside the Premises including all fixtures, equipment, signs, exterior lighting, plumbing fixtures, shades, awnings, merchandise, displays, art work, wall coverings, or any other object used in Tenant’s business.  Landlord’s control over the visual aesthetics shall be complete and arbitrary.  
  31. Tenant shall not install, operate, or maintain in the Premises or in any other area, any electrical equipment that does not bear the U/L (Underwriters Laboratories) seal of approval, or that would overload the electrical system or any part of the system beyond its capacity for proper, efficient, and safe operation as determined by Landlord, taking into consideration the overall electrical system and the present and future requirements therefor in the Project.  Tenant shall not furnish any cooling or heating to the Premises, including  the use of any electronic or gas heating devices, without Landlord’s prior written consent. 
  32. Under applicable law, the entire Project, including the Premises, is deemed to be a “no smoking” building and smoking is prohibited in all Common Areas.
  33. Tenant shall not allow the Premises to be occupied by more than five persons per 1,000 square feet of rentable area.
  34. Landlord may, on request by any tenant, waive compliance by the tenant with any of the Rules and Regulations provided that (a) no waiver shall be effective unless in writing and signed by Landlord or Landlord’s authorized agent, (b) a waiver shall not relieve the tenant from the obligation to comply with the rule or regulation in the future unless expressly consented to by Landlord, and (c) no waiver granted to any tenant shall relieve any other tenant from the obligation of complying with the Rules and Regulations unless the other tenant has received a similar waiver in writing from Landlord. 
  35. Tenant will take all steps necessary to prevent: inadequate ventilation, emission of chemical contaminants from indoor or outdoor sources, or both, or emission of biological contaminants.  Tenant will not allow any unsafe levels of chemical or biological contaminants (including volatile organic compounds [“VOCs”]) in the Premises, and will take all steps necessary to prevent the release of contaminants from adhesives (for example, upholstery, wallpaper, carpet, machinery, supplies, and cleaning agents) and excess VOC levels. 
  36. Tenant shall comply with any recycling programs for the Project implemented by Landlord from time to time. 
  37. Tenant shall not obtain for use in the Premises ice, drinking water, towel, barbering, bootblacking, floor polishing, lighting maintenance, cleaning, or other similar services from any persons not authorized by Landlord in writing to furnish the services.
  38. Tenant shall not place a load on any floor of the Premises exceeding the floor load per square foot area that such floor was designed to carry.  Landlord reserves the right to prescribe the weight limitations and position of all heavy equipment and similar items, and to prescribe the reinforcing necessary, if any, that in the opinion of Landlord may be required under the circumstances, such reinforcing to be at Tenant’s expense.
  39. All contractors performing work to the structure or systems of the Project must be approved by Landlord.
  40. Tenant shall comply with all rules and regulations imposed by Landlord as to any messenger center Landlord may establish for the Project and as to the delivery of letters, packages, and other items to the Premises by messengers.
  41. Landlord reserves the right to grant or deny access to the Project to any telecommunications service provider.  Access to the Building by any telecommunications service provider (unless through Landlord’s current Building telecommunications provider’s lines) shall be governed by the terms of Landlord’s standard telecommunications license agreement and access fees, which must be executed and delivered to Landlord by such provider before it is allowed any access whatsoever to the Project.
  42. No vinyl wall covering may be installed on any interior side of any wall which comprises an exterior wall of the Building, unless the wall covering was manufactured using a micro-venting procedure having no less than 140 needle/venting holes per square inch, and Tenant shall provide a letter from the wall covering manufacturer confirming such process.
  43. Whenever these Rules and Regulations directly conflict with any of the rights or obligations of Tenant under this Lease, this Lease shall govern.