1401 Eye Street NW • Washington, DC • 20005 • (202) 408-7700
Rules and Regulations
  1. The sidewalks, entrances, passages, courts, elevators, vestibules, stairways, corridors or halls or other parts of the building not occupied by any Lessee shall not be obstructed or encumbered by any Lessee or used for any purpose other than ingress or egress to and from the demised premises and if the demised premises are situated on the ground floor of the building the Lessee therefore shall, at said Lessee’s own expense, keep the sidewalks and curb directly in front of said demised premises clean and free from ice and snow.  Lessor shall have the right to control and operate the public portions of the building, and the facilities furnished for the common use of the Lessees, in such manner as Lessor deems best for the benefit of the Lessees generally.  No Lessee shall permit the visit to the demised premises of persons in such numbers or under such conditions as to interfere with the use and enjoyment by other Lessees of the entrances, corridors, elevators and other public portions or facilities of the building.
  2. No awnings or other projections shall be attached to the outside walls of the building without the prior written consent of the Lessor.  No drapes, blinds, shades, or screens shall be attached to or hung in, or used in connection with any window or door of the demised premises, without the prior written consent of the Lessor.  Such awnings, projections, curtains, blinds, shades, screens or other fixtures must be of a quality, type, design and color, and attached in the manner approved by Lessor.
  3. No sign, advertisement, notice or other lettering shall be exhibited, inscribed, painted or affixed by any Lessee on any part of the outside or inside of the demised premises or building without the prior written consent of the Lessor.  In the event of the violation of the foregoing by any Lessee, Lessor may remove same without any liability, and may charge the expense incurred by such removal to the Lessee or Lessee violating this rule.  Interior signs on doors and directory tablet shall be inscribed, painted or affixed for each Lessee by the Lessor at the expense of such Lessee, and shall be of a size, color and style acceptable to the Lessor.
  4. No showcases or other articles shall be put in front of or affixed to any part of the exterior of the building, nor placed in the halls, corridors or vestibules without the prior written consent of the Lessor.
  5. The water and wash closets and other plumbing fixtures shall not be used for any purposes other than those for which they were constructed, and no sweepings, rubbish, rags, or other substances shall be thrown therein.  All damages resulting from any misuse of the fixtures shall be borne by the Lessee who, or whose servants, employees, agents, visitors or licensees, shall have caused the same.
  6. There shall be no marking, painting, drilling into or in any way defacing any part of the building.  No bring, cutting or stringing of wires shall be permitted.  Lessee shall not construct, maintain, use or operate within the demised premises or elsewhere within or on the outside of the building, any electrical device, wiring or apparatus in connection with a loud speaker system or other sound system.
  7. No bicycles, vehicles or animals, birds or pets of any kind shall be brought into or kept in or about the premises, and no cooking shall be done or permitted by any Lessee on said premises.  No Lessee shall cause or permit any unusual or objectionable odors to be produced upon or permeate from the demised premises.
  8. No space in the building shall be used for manufacturing, for the storage of merchandise, or for the sale of merchandise, goods or property of any kind at auction.
  9. No Lessee shall make, or permit to be made, any disturbing noises or disturb or interfere with occupants of this or neighboring buildings or premises of those having business with them whether by the use of any musical instrument, radio, talking machine, unmusical noise, whistling, singing, o in any other way.  No Lessee shall throw anything out of the doors or windows or down the corridors or stairs.
  10. No flammable, combustible or explosive fluid, chemical or substance shall be brought or kept upon the demised premises.
  11. No additional locks or bolts of any kind shall be placed upon any of the doors, or windows by any Lessee, nor shall any changes be made in existing locks or the mechanism thereof.  The doors leading to the corridors or main halls shall be kept closed during business hours except as they be used for ingress and egress.  Each Lessee shall, upon the termination of his tenancy, restore to Lessor all keys to stores, offices, storage, and toilet rooms either furnished to, or otherwise procured by, such Lessee, and in the vent of the loss of any keys, so furnished, such Lessee shall pay to the Lessor the cost thereof.
  12. All removals, or the carrying into or out of any safes, freight, furniture or bulky matter of any description must take place during the hours which the Lessor or its agent may determine from time to time.  The Lessor reserves the right to inspect all freight to be brought into the building and to exclude all freight which violates any of these Rules and Regulations or the lease of which these Rules and Regulations are a part.
  13. Any person employed by any Lessee to do janitor work within the demised premises must obtain Lessor’s consent, which consent shall not be unreasonable withheld, and such person shall, while in the building and outside of said demised premises, comply with all instructions issued by the Property Manager of the building.
  14. Lessor shall have the right to prohibit any advertising  by any Lessee which, in Lessor’s opinion, tends to impair the reputation of the building or its desirability as a building for offices, and upon written notice from Lessor, Lessee shall refrain from or discontinue such advertising.
  15. The Lessor reserves the right to exclude from the building at all times any person who is not known or does not properly identify himself to the Property Management or watchman/security on duty.  Lessor may at its option require all persons admitted to or leaving the building between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday, Sundays and legal holidays to register.  Each Lessee shall be responsible for all persons for whom he or she authorizes entry into or exit out of the building.
  16. The premises shall not be used for lodging or sleeping or for any immoral or illegal purpose.
  17. Each Lessee, before closing and leaving the demised premises at any time, shall see that all windows are closed and all lights turned off.
  18. The requirements of the Lessee will be attended to only upon application at the office of the building.  Employees of Lessor shall not perform any work or do anything outside of the regular duties, unless under special instruction from the management of the building.
  19. Canvassing, soliciting, and peddling in the Building are prohibited, and each tenant shall cooperate in seeking their prevention.
  20. No water cooler, plumbing or electrical fixtures shall be installed by any Lessee without the prior written consent of Lessor.
  21. There shall not be used in any space, or in the public halls of the building, either by any Lessee or by jobbers or others, in the delivery or receipt of merchandise, any hand trucks, except those equipped with rubber tires and side guards.
  22. Access plates to underfloor conduits shall be left exposed.  Where carpet is installed, carpet shall be cut around access plates.  Where Lessee elects not to provide removable plates in their carpet for access into the underfloor duct system, it shall be the Lessee’s responsibility to pay for the removal and replacement of the carpet for any access needed into the duct system at any time in the future.
  23. Mats, trash or other objects shall not be placed in the public corridors.
  24. The Lessor does not maintain or clean suite finishes which are non-standard, such as kitchens, bathrooms, wallpaper, special lights, etc.  However, should the need for repairs arise, the Lessor will arrange for the work to be done at the Lessee’s expense.
  25. Drapes installed by the Lessee, which are visible from the exterior of the building, must be approved by Lessor in writing and be cleaned by the Lessee.
  26. The Lessor will furnish and install light bulbs for the building standard fluorescent and incandescent fixtures only.  For special fixtures the Lessee will stock his own bulbs, which will be installed by the Lessor when so requested by the Lessee.
  27. Violations of these rules and regulations, or any amendments thereto, shall be sufficient cause for termination of this lease at the option of the Lessor. The Lessor may, upon request by any Lessee, waive the compliance by such Lessee of any of the foregoing rules and regulations, provided that (I) no waiver shall be effective unless signed by Lessor or Lessor’s authorized agent, (II) any such waiver shall not relieve such Lessee from the obligation to comply with such rule or regulation in the future unless expressly consented to by Lessor, and (III) no waiver granted to any Lessee shall relieve any other Lessee from the obligation of complying with the foregoing rules and regulations unless such other Lessee has received a similar waiver in writing from Lessor.

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