Tenant Handbook

Rules and Regulations

Tenant shall faithfully observe and comply with the following Rules and Regulations. Landlord shall not be responsible to Tenant for the nonperformance of any of said Rules and Regulations by or otherwise with respect to the acts or omissions of any other tenants or occupants of the Building.

  1. Access to the Building and the Premises shall be controlled by a card access system. Tenant shall have the right and responsibility to control access to the Premises or portions thereof, including hours of access and levels of security clearance. Tenant, at Tenant’s sole expense, may install its own security system within the Premises, provide Tenant’s own security service for the Premises, or both; provided that any such Tenant- installed security system shall be subject to Landlord’s prior approval and shall be compatible with Landlord’s card access system and that Tenant shall give Landlord keys or access codes to any such system.
  2. All doors opening to public corridors shall be kept closed at all times except for normal ingress and egress to the Premises, unless electrical hold backs have been installed.
  3. Landlord reserves the right to close and keep locked all entrance and exit doors of the Building during such hours as are customary for comparable buildings in the vicinity of the Building. Tenant and its Representatives 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. Any tenant, its employees, agents or any other persons entering or leaving the Building at any time when it is so locked, or any time when it is considered to be after normal business hours for the Building, may be required to sign the Building register when so doing. After-hours access by Tenant’s authorized Representatives may be provided by card- key access or other procedures adopted by landlord from time to time. Tenant shall pay for the costs of all access cards provided to Tenant’s Representatives and all replacements thereof for lost, stolen or damaged cards. Access to the Building may be refused unless the person seeking access has proper identification or has a previously arranged pass for such access. Landlord and its 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.
  4. Residency in or overnight use and occupancy of any portion of Building is strictly prohibited.
  5. 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.
  6. Tenant shall not disturb, solicit, or canvass any occupant of the Building and shall cooperate with Landlord or Landlord’s agents to prevent same.
  7. 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.
  8. The requirements of Tenant will be attended to only upon application at the management office of the Building or at such office location designated by Landlord. Employees of Landlord shall not perform any work or do anything outside their regular duties unless under special instructions from Landlord.
  9. 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 Landlord, and in such manner, in such specific elevator, and between such hours as shall be designated by Landlord. Tenant shall provide Landlord with not 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 such padding or take such other actions or prescribe such procedures as are appropriate to protect against damage to the elevators or other parts of the Building. Courier delivery services companies such as FedEx, UPS, and DHS accepted.
  10. Tenant shall not overload the floor of the Premises. Tenant shall not 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 first had and obtained; provided, however, Landlord’s prior consent shall not be required with respect to Tenant’s placement of pictures and other normal office wall hangings on the interior walls of the Premises (but at the end of the Term, Tenant shall repair any holes and other damage to the Premises resulting therefrom).
  11. 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.
  12. Tenant must comply with requests by the Landlord concerning the informing of Tenant’s Representatives of items of importance to the Landlord.
  13. Tenants are responsible for the cost of the installation, maintenance and replacement of all interior signage related to their operations and services within their premises and Landlord’s prior approval.
  14. 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 and other occupants of the Building, in such manner as is customary for comparable buildings in the vicinity of the Building. No items shall be stored in any common area at any time.
  15. Licensed service animals are not allowed to roam unattended or off leash in the Building. Pets are not allowed in buildings.
  16. Tenant shall not use any method of heating or air conditioning other than that which may be supplied by Landlord, without the prior written consent of Landlord.
  17. Tenant shall not waste electricity, water or air conditioning and shall 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.
  18. Space heaters are not allowed in the Building.
  19. 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. The expense of any breakage, stoppage or damage resulting from the violation of this rule shall be borne by the tenant who, or whose employees or agents, shall have caused it.
  20. No cooking shall be done or permitted by Tenant on the Premises. No gas or electric stove, range tops, toaster ovens and hot plates are permitted. Underwriter’s Laboratory-approved equipment and microwave ovens may be used in the designated kitchen/pantry areas for heating food and brewing coffee, tea, hot chocolate and similar beverages, provided that such use is in accordance with all applicable federal, state and city laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations, and does not cause odors that are objectionable to Landlord, other tenants or occupants of the Building.
  21. Refrigerators are not permitted to be used in areas other than a kitchen/pantry area.
  22. Tenant shall store all its trash and garbage within the interior of the Premises. No material shall be placed in the trash boxes or receptacles if such 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 and County of San Francisco without violation of any law or ordinance governing such disposal. All trash, garbage and refuse disposal shall be made only through entry-ways 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. Except for any such materials used or tested in Tenant’s laboratory that is part of the Premises, Tenant shall not use or keep in or on the Premises or the Building any kerosene, gasoline or other inflammable or combustible fluid or material or 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 occupants of the Building or those having business therewith.
  25. Tenant shall comply with any non-smoking ordinance adopted by any applicable governmental authority.
  26. Bicycles of any kind are not permitted in the building at any time except in the designated storage spaces.
  27. Bicycles shall be parked in the racks and not brought up through the elevators and onto the agency/tenant floors.
  28. Tenants shall comply with the following Rules and Regulations for the Bicycle Storage and Locker Area (BSL Area).