General Rules and Regulations
650 Massachusetts is a premier business
address in Washington, DC, as such we have worked very hard to create the most
positive environment possible for you and your employees to conduct business in
an orderly clean and desirable premises. We have endeavored to minimize our
formal Rules and Regulations. However, in order to maintain the positive
business environment, which initially attracted you as a tenant and minimize the
interference by others to your premises, we anticipate your cooperation in
observing the following Rules and Regulations prescribed by the
Please note that the term 'Tenant’ as used in these Rules and
Regulations includes its officers, agents, servants, employees, licensees and
After Hours Entry:
Owner reserves the right
after normal building hours to require that persons entering the Building
identify themselves and establish their right to enter or to leave the
Animals & Bicycles:
Tenant shall not bring
into the Building, or keep in or around the premises any insect or animal, or
bicycles without the prior written consent of Owner (wheelchairs, seeing eye
dogs, and baby carriages excepted). Bicycle racks are provided on Service Level
of the garage.
Antennas & Wires:
Tenant shall not
install any antenna or aerial wires, or radio or television equipment, or any
other type of equipment, inside or outside of the Building, without Owner's
prior approval in writing. Tenant may operate personal radios and/or televisions
inside the premises leased or occupied by it, provided noise from such equipment
is not audible outside the premises.
Tenant shall cooperate with Owner in obtaining maximum effectiveness of the
cooling system by closing blinds or drapes when the sun's rays fall directly on
windows of the premises leased or occupied by Tenant.
Tenant shall not advertise the business, profession or
activities of Tenant in any manner which violates the letter or spirit of any
code of ethics adopted by any recognized association or organization, or use the
name of the Building for any purpose other than that of the business address of
Tenant, or use any picture or likeness of the Building or the Building name or
logo in any letterheads, envelopes, circulars, or notices, without Owner's
expressed consent in writing, which consent may be unreasonably
Tenant shall not block
or obstruct any of the public sidewalk entries, parking areas or courtyards
adjacent to the Building, passageways, doors, corridors, elevators, elevator
doors, freight elevator lobbies, hallways or stairways of the
Tenant shall not place, empty, or throw any rubbish, litter,
trash or material of any nature into such areas, or permit such areas to be used
at any time except for ingress or egress of Tenant, its licensees and
All carpets, fabrics and
furniture purchased for premises leased or occupied by Tenant shall conform to
local and state fire codes.
shall not bring into the premises or the Building any flammable fluids or
explosives without written permission of Owner.
Glass panel doors that reflect or admit light into the
passageways or into any place in the Building shall not be covered or obstructed
by Tenant. Tenant shall not permit, erect or place drapes, furniture, fixtures,
shelving, display cases or tables, lights, signs or advertising devices in front
of or in proximity of interior or exterior windows, glass panels, or glass
unless the same shall have first been approved by Owner.
Any hand trucks used in any space or public halls of the
Building, either by Tenant or by jobbers or others, in the delivery or receipt
of merchandise, shall be equipped with rubber tires and
Large Item Disposal:
Tenant shall have the
responsibility of disposing of crates, boxes, etc., which will not fit into
office wastepaper baskets and other unusual waste. In no event shall Tenant set
such items in public hallways or other areas of the Building, except within the
premises leased or occupied by Tenant, for disposal. If Tenant wishes to dispose
of such items prior to 6:00 pm., it may do so by calling the Management Office
to arrange for porter service.
locks shall be placed on any door in the Building, which are incompatible with
the master keying system. Owner may at all times keep a passkey to all leased or
occupied premises. All keys shall be returned to Owner promptly upon termination
of each lease.
The movement of
furniture, equipment, machines, merchandise or material within, into or out of
the leased premises and the Building shall be restricted to time, method and
routing as determined by Owner upon request from Tenant, and Tenant shall assume
all liability and risk to property, the premises leased or occupied by it, and
the Building in such move.
Owner's Reservation of
Owner reserves the right to rescind, alter or waive any rule or
regulation at any time prescribed for the Building when, in its judgment, in the
interests of all Tenants, and no alteration or waiver of any rule or regulation
in favor of one Tenant shall operate as an alteration or waiver in favor of any
other Tenant. Owner shall not be responsible to any Tenant for the
non-observance or violation by any other Tenant or any of the rules of
regulations at any time prescribed for the Building.
The plumbing facilities, lavatories and janitor closets shall
not be used for any other purposes than for which they are constructed,
respectively, and no rubbish, rags, sweepings, and/or any other harmful damaging
or foreign substance of any kind shall be thrown in them, and the expense or any
breakage, stoppage, or damage resulting from a violation of this provision shall
be borne by Tenant.
premises become infested with vermin due to Tenant deliveries or acts or
omissions of Tenant, Tenant at its sole cost and expense, shall cause such
premises to be exterminated from time to time, to the satisfaction of Owner and
shall employ such exterminators as shall be approved by
Tenant shall not permit the
operation of any musical or sound-producing instruments or devices which may be
heard outside the leased premises or the Building, or which may emanate
electrical waves which will impair radio or television reception from or in the
Admittance to the roof of the
Building is done only upon the written consent of Owner.
No space in the Building shall be used for manufacturing,
public sales or auctions.
Tenant desires signal communication, alarm or other utility or service
connections installed or changed, such work shall be done at the expense of
Tenant, with the prior written approval and under the direction of
Signs & Advertising:
No sign, door plaque,
advertisement or notice shall be displayed, painted or affixed by Tenant in or
on any part of the outside or inside of the Building or parking facilities
without prior written consent of Owner.
property is a smoke free building; smoking is prohibited in the lobby and other
common areas, all elevators, rest rooms, the elevator lobby on each floor (even
if such floor is occupied by only one Tenant) and the parking garage.
Soliciting & Peddling:
peddling, and distribution of handbills and other advertising material in the
Building is prohibited. Tenant shall cooperate to prevent the same and shall
promptly report such activities to the Management
Owner has the right, but not the
obligation, to restrict Tenant from bringing into the Building, or keeping on
the premises, any weapon including but not limited to firearms, knives, shotguns
and similar items.