General Rules and Regulations

The following rules and regulations have been formulated for the safety and well-being of all tenants of the Project. Strict adherence to these rules and regulations is necessary to guarantee that every tenant will enjoy a safe and undisturbed occupancy of its premises. Any violation of these rules and regulations by Tenant shall constitute a default by Tenant under the Lease.


The following rules shall be applicable to all tenants of the Project:

  1. Tenant shall not obstruct or encumber or use for any purpose other than ingress and egress to and from the Premises any sidewalk, entrance, passage, court, elevator, vestibule, stairway, corridor, hall or other part of the Project not exclusively occupied by Tenant. No bottles, parcels or other articles shall be placed, kept or displayed on window ledges, in windows or in corridors, stairways or other public parts of the Project. Tenant shall not place any showcase, mat or other article outside the Premises. Nothing may be placed on or about balcony areas, if any, of the Project without Landlord's prior written approval. Tenant shall keep all portions of the Premises which are visible from the Building's central atrium (if any) in a tasteful, neat and orderly condition characteristic of first-class professional offices, so as not to be offensive to other tenants of the Project. No desks, bookcases, file cabinets and other furniture shall be placed against the glass surrounding the Building's central atrium (if any).
  2. Landlord shall have the right to control and operate the public portions of the Project and the facilities furnished for common use of the tenants, in such manner as Landlord deems best for the benefit of the tenants generally. Tenant shall not permit the visit to the Premises of persons in such numbers or under such conditions as to interfere with the use and enjoyment of the entrances, corridors, elevators and other public portions or facilities of the Building by other tenants. Tenant shall coordinate in advance with Landlord's property management department all deliveries (other than routine messenger or courier deliveries) to the Project so that arrangements can be made to minimize such interference. Tenant shall not permit its employees and invitees to congregate in the elevator lobbies or corridors of the Project. Canvassing, soliciting and peddling in the Project are prohibited, and Tenant shall cooperate to prevent the same. Public corridor doors, when not in use, shall be kept closed. Nothing, including mats and trash, shall be placed, swept or thrown into the corridors, halls, elevator shafts, stairways or other public or common areas.
  3. Tenant shall not attach, hang or use in connection with any window or door of the Premises any drape, blind, shade or screen, without Landlord's prior written consent, which consent, shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed. All awnings, drapes projections, curtains, blinds, shades, screens and other fixtures shall be of a quality, type, design and color, and shall be attached in a manner, approved in writing by Landlord. Any Tenant-supplied window treatments shall be installed behind Landlord's standard window treatments so that Landlord's standard window treatments will be what is visible to persons outside the Building. Drapes (whether installed by Landlord or Tenant) which are visible from the exterior of the Building shall be cleaned by Tenant at least once a year, without notice from Landlord, at Tenant's own expense.
  4. Tenant shall not use the water fountains, water and wash closets, and plumbing and other fixtures for any purpose other than those for which they were constructed, and Tenant shall not place any debris, rubbish, rag or other substance therein (including, without limitation, coffee grounds). All damages from misuse of fixtures shall be borne by the tenant causing same.
  5. Tenant shall not construct, maintain, use or operate within the Premises any electrical device, wiring or apparatus in connection with a loudspeaker system (other than an ordinary telephone and paging system) or other sound system, in connection with any excessively bright, changing, flashing, flickering or moving light or lighting device, or in connection with any similar device or system, without Landlord's prior written consent. Tenant shall not construct, maintain, use or operate any such device or system outside of its Premises or within such Premises so that the same can be heard or seen from outside the Premises. No flashing, neon or search lights shall be used which can be seen outside the Premises. Only warm white lamps may be used in any fixture that may be visible from outside the Building or Premises.
  6. Tenant shall not bring any bicycle, vehicle, animal, bird or pet of any kind into the Project, except seeing-eye or hearing-ear dogs for handicapped persons visiting the Premises. Except while loading and unloading vehicles, there shall be no parking of vehicles or other obstructions placed in the loading dock area.
  7. Except as specifically provided to the contrary in the Lease, Tenant shall not cook or permit any cooking on the Premises, except for microwave cooking and use of coffee machines by Tenant's employees for their own consumption. Tenant shall not cause or permit any unusual or objectionable odor to be produced upon or emanate from the Premises.
  8. Tenant shall not make any unseemly or disturbing noise or disturb or interfere with occupants of the Project, whether by the use of any musical instrument, radio, talking machine or in any other way.
  9. Tenant shall not place on any floor a load exceeding the floor load per square foot which such floor was designed to carry. Landlord shall have the right to prescribe the weight, position and manner of installation of safes and other heavy equipment and fixtures. Landlord shall have the right to repair at Tenant's expense any damage to the Premises or the Project caused by Tenant's moving property into or out of the Premises or due to the same being in or upon the Premises or to require Tenant to do the same. Tenant shall not receive into the Building or carry in the elevators any safes, freight, furniture, equipment or bulky item except as approved by Landlord, and any such furniture, equipment and bulky item shall be delivered only through the designated delivery entrance of the Building and the designated freight elevator at designated times. Tenant shall remove promptly from any sidewalk adjacent to the Building or the Project any furniture, furnishing, equipment or other material there delivered or deposited for Tenant. Landlord reserves the right to inspect all freight to be brought into the Building, except for government classified and confidential client materials, and to exclude from the Building all freight which violates any of these rules or the Lease.
  10. Tenant shall not place additional locks or bolts of any kind on any of the doors or windows, and shall not make any change in any existing lock or locking mechanism therein, without Landlord's prior written approval. Tenant shall keep doors leading to a corridor or main hall closed at all times except as such doors may be used for ingress or egress and shall lock such doors during all times the Premises are unattended. Tenant shall, upon the termination of its tenancy: (a) restore to Landlord all keys and security cards to stores, offices, storage rooms, toilet rooms, the Project and the Premises which were either furnished to, or otherwise procured by, Tenant, and in the event of the loss of any keys so furnished, Tenant shall pay the replacement cost thereof; and (b) inform Landlord of the combination of any lock, safe and vault in the Premises. At Landlord's request, Landlord's then customary charge per key shall be paid for all keys in excess of two (2) of each type. Tenant's key system shall be consistent with that for the rest of the Project.
  11. Except as shown in the Final Construction Drawings, Tenant shall not install or operate in the Premises any electrically operated equipment or machinery (other than standard servers, desk-top office equipment, including, without limitation, desk-top computers and copiers, typewriters, facsimile machines, printers or other similar equipment used in connection with standard office operations) without obtaining the prior written consent of Landlord, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed, but which may be conditioned upon Tenant's payment of additional rent in compensation for the excess consumption of electricity or other utilities and for the cost of any additional wiring or apparatus that may be occasioned by the operation of such equipment or machinery. Landlord shall have the right at any time and from time to time to designate the electric service providers for the Project. Tenant shall cooperate with Landlord and such service providers and shall allow, as reasonably necessary, access to the Project's electric lines, feeders, risers, wiring and any other Project machinery. Tenant shall not install any equipment of any type or nature that will or may necessitate any changes, replacements or additions to, or changes in the use of, the water system, heating system, plumbing system, air-conditioning system or electrical system of the Premises or the Building, without obtaining Landlord's prior written consent, which consent may be granted or withheld in Landlord's sole but reasonable discretion. If any machine or equipment of Tenant causes noise or vibration that may be transmitted to such a degree as to be objectionable to Landlord or any tenant in the Building, then Landlord shall have the right to install at Tenant's expense vibration eliminators or other devices sufficient to reduce such noise and vibration to a level satisfactory to Landlord or to require Tenant to do the same.
  12. All telephone and telecommunications services desired by Tenant shall be ordered by and utilized at the sole expense of Tenant. Unless Landlord otherwise requests or consents in writing, all of Tenant's telecommunications equipment shall be and remain solely in the Premises and the telephone closet(s) designated by Landlord. Landlord shall have no responsibility for the maintenance of Tenant's telecommunications equipment (including wiring) nor for any wiring or other infrastructure to which Tenant's telecommunications equipment may be connected. Landlord shall have the right, upon at least five (5) days’ prior written notice to Tenant (except in the event of an emergency), to interrupt telecommunications facilities as necessary in connection with any repairs or with installation of other telecommunications equipment. Subject to the provisions of the Lease, Tenant shall not utilize any wireless communications equipment (other than usual and customary cellular telephones), including antennae and satellite receiver dishes, at the Premises or the Project, without Landlord's prior written consent, which may be granted or withheld in Landlord's sole and absolute discretion.
  13. No telephone, telecommunications or other similar provider whose equipment is not then servicing the Project shall be permitted to install its lines or other equipment within or about the Project without first securing the prior written approval of Landlord, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditional or delayed. Landlord's approval shall not be deemed any kind of warranty or representation by Landlord, including, without limitation, any warranty or representation as to the suitability, competence, or financial strength of the provider. Without limitation of the foregoing standards, as specific conditions of any consent: (i) Landlord shall incur no expense whatsoever with respect to any aspect of the provider's provision of its services (including, without limitation, the costs of installation, materials and services); (ii) prior to commencement of any work in or about the Project by the provider, the provider shall supply Landlord with such written indemnities, insurance, financial statements, and such other items as Landlord reasonably determines and Landlord shall have reasonably determined that there is sufficient space in the Project for the placement of the necessary equipment and materials; (iii) the provider agrees to abide by such rules and regulations, building and other codes, job site rules and such other requirements as are reasonably determined by Landlord to be necessary; (iv) the provider shall agree to use existing building conduits and pipes or use building contractors (or other contractors reasonably approved by Landlord); (v) the provider shall pay Landlord such compensation as is reasonably determined by Landlord to compensate it for space used in the building for the storage and maintenance of the provider's equipment, the fair market value of a provider's access to the Project, and the costs which may reasonably be expected to be incurred by Landlord; (vi) the provider shall agree to deliver to Landlord detailed "as built" plans immediately after the installation of the provider's equipment is complete; and (vii) all of the foregoing matters shall be documented in a written agreement between Landlord and the provider on Landlord's standard form and otherwise reasonably satisfactory to Landlord.
  14. Landlord reserves the right to exclude from the Building or Project at all times any person who does not properly identify himself to the Building or Project management or attendant on duty. Landlord shall have the right to exclude any undesirable or disorderly persons from the Building or Project at any time. Landlord may require all persons admitted to or leaving the Building or Project to show satisfactory identification and to sign a register. Tenant shall be responsible for all persons for whom it authorizes entry into the Building or Project and shall be liable to Landlord for all acts of such persons. Landlord has the right to evacuate the Building or Project in the event of emergency or catastrophe or for the purpose of holding a reasonable number of fire drills.
  15. Tenant shall not permit or encourage any loitering in or about the Premises and shall not use or permit the use of the Premises for lodging, dwelling or sleeping.
  16. Tenant, before closing and leaving the Premises at the end of each business day, shall see that all windows are closed and all lights and equipment are turned off, including, without limitation, coffee machines.
  17. Tenant shall not request Landlord's employees to perform any work or do anything outside of such employees' regular duties without Landlord's prior written consent. Tenant's special requirements will be attended to only upon application to Landlord, and any such special requirements shall be billed to Tenant in accordance with the schedule of charges maintained by Landlord from time to time or as is agreed upon in writing in advance by Landlord and Tenant. Tenant shall not employ any of Landlord's employees for any purpose whatsoever without Landlord's prior written consent. Tenant shall notify Landlord or the Project manager of any person employed by it to do janitorial work within the Premises, except for full-time employees of Tenant, prior to such person's commencing work, and such person shall, while in the Project and outside of the Premises, comply with all instructions issued by Landlord or its representatives.
  18. There shall not be used in any space, or in the public halls of the Project, either by any tenant or by jobbers or others in the delivery or receipt of merchandise, any hand trucks, except those equipped with rubber tires and side guards. Tenant shall be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from any deliveries made by or for Tenant.
  19. Tenant shall not install or permit the installation of any wiring for any purpose on the exterior of the Premises. Landlord will direct electricians as to where and how telephone and telegraph wires are to be introduced. No boring or cutting for wires or stringing of wires will be allowed without written consent of Landlord. The location of telephones, call boxes and other office equipment affixed to the Premises shall be subject to the approval of Landlord, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed. All such work shall be effected pursuant to permits issued by all applicable governmental authorities having jurisdiction. Tenant shall not do anything, or permit anything to be done, in or about the Project, or bring or keep anything therein, that will in any way increase the possibility of fire or other casualty or obstruct or interfere with the rights of, or otherwise injure or annoy, other tenants, or do anything in conflict with the valid pertinent laws, rules, or regulations of any governmental authority.
  20. Tenant acknowledges that it is Landlord's intention that the Project be operated in a manner which is consistent with the highest standards of cleanliness, decency and morals in the community which it serves. Toward that end, Tenant shall not sell, distribute, display or offer for sale any item which, in Landlord's judgment, is inconsistent with the quality of operation of the Project or may tend to impose or detract from the moral character or image of the Project. Tenant shall not use the Premises for any immoral or illegal purpose. Tenant shall cooperate with Project employees in keeping the Premises neat and clean.
  21. Unless otherwise expressly provided in the Lease, Tenant shall not use, occupy or permit any portion of the Premises to be used or occupied for the storage, manufacture, or sale of liquor.
  22. Tenant shall purchase or contract for waxing, rug shampooing, venetian blind washing, interior glass washing, furniture polishing, janitorial work, removal of any garbage from any dining or eating facility or for towel service in the Premises, only from contractors, companies or persons reasonably approved by Landlord.
  23. Tenant shall not remove, alter or replace the ceiling light diffusers, ceiling tiles or air diffusers in any portion of the Premises without the prior written consent of Landlord
  24. Tenant shall not purchase water, ice, coffee, soft drinks, towels, or other merchandise or services from any company or person whose repeated violation of Project regulations has caused, in Landlord's opinion, a hazard or nuisance to the Project and/or its occupants.
  25. Tenant shall not pay any employee on the Premises except those actually employed therein; nor shall Tenant use the Premises as headquarters for large scale employment of workers for other locations.
  26. Landlord shall have the right, upon written notice to Tenant, to require Tenant to refrain from or discontinue any advertising by Tenant which, in Landlord's opinion, tends to impair the reputation of the Building or Project or its desirability for offices.
  27. Tenant shall not in any manner deface any part of the Premises or the Project. Other than ordinary office decorations, no stringing of wires, boring or cutting shall be permitted except with Landlord's prior written consent. Any floor covering installed by Tenant shall have an under layer of felt rubber, or similar sound deadening substance, which shall not be affixed to the floor by cement or any other non-soluble adhesive materials.
  28. Should Tenant's use and occupancy of the Premises require the installation of supplemental cooling, and should the Building contain a closed loop, Tenant agrees that its supplemental cooling requirements will be serviced by tapping into the Building's closed loop. Tenant shall be responsible for the cost of connecting into the loop and agrees to pay to Landlord as additional rent the monthly tap fee in accordance with Landlord's then-current rate schedule. Should the Building not contain a closed loop, Tenant agrees to be responsible for fees associated with placing equipment on the roof of the Building.
  29. Tenant shall handle its newspapers, "office paper," garbage, trash and other waste products in the manner required by applicable law (as the same may be amended from time to time) whether required of Landlord or otherwise and shall conform with any recycling plan instituted by Landlord. Landlord shall have no obligation to accept any waste that is not prepared for collection in accordance with any such requirements. Landlord reserves the right to require Tenant to arrange for waste collection, at Tenant's sole cost and expense, utilizing a contractor reasonably satisfactory to Landlord, and to require Tenant to pay all costs, expenses, fines, penalties, or damages that may be imposed on Landlord or Tenant by reason of Tenant's failure to comply with any such requirements. If Tenant is unable to comply with Landlord's standard procedures regarding the internal collection, sorting, separation and recycling of waste, then, upon reasonable advance notice to Landlord, Landlord shall use reasonable efforts to arrange for alternative procedures for Tenant, provided Tenant shall pay Landlord all additional costs incurred by Landlord with respect thereto.
  30. Tenant shall not bring or keep, or permit to be brought or kept, in the Project any weapon or flammable, combustible or explosive fluid, chemical or substance, except as otherwise expressly permitted in the Lease.
  31. Tenant shall comply with all workplace smoking Laws. There shall be no smoking in bathrooms, elevator lobbies, elevators, terraces, loading docks, plaza areas, and other common areas.
  32. All wiring and cabling installed by Tenant shall be marked and coded, in a manner reasonably acceptable to Landlord, to identify such facilities as belonging to Tenant and the point of commencement and termination of such facilities. All such cabling and wiring shall, at Landlord's request, be removed by Tenant upon the expiration or termination of the Lease if required by the terms of the Lease or if applicable governmental agencies require removal of such facilities upon the termination of their use or abandonment.
  33. Landlord may, upon request of Tenant, waive Tenant's compliance with any of the rules, provided that (a) no waiver shall be effective unless signed by Landlord, (b) no waiver shall relieve Tenant from the obligation to comply with such rule in the future unless otherwise agreed in writing by Landlord, (c) no waiver granted to any tenant shall relieve any other tenant from the obligation of complying with these rules and regulations, and (d) no waiver shall relieve Tenant from any liability for any loss or damage resulting from Tenant's failure to comply with any rule. Landlord reserves the right to rescind any of these rules and make such other and further rules as in the reasonable judgment of Landlord shall from time to time be needed for the safety, protection, care, and cleanliness of the Project, the operation thereof, the preservation of good order therein, and the protection and comfort of its tenants, their agents, employees, and invitees, which rules when made and reasonable prior written notice thereof given to a tenant shall be binding upon it in like manner as if originally herein prescribed. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between the terms and provisions of these rules, as now or hereafter in effect, and the terms and provision of the Lease, the terms and provision of the Lease shall prevail.

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