Many of Bishop Ranch’s tenants have special requirements in their offices that necessitate equipment that is considered “Above Standard.” Standard equipment is equipment that would normally be used for general office purposes. This includes many items installed by Bishop Ranch including carpet, walls, electrical-duplexes, doors, with standard hardware and so forth. There are also standard items that the tenant installs such as furniture, personal computers, one task light per person, artwork, etc. Some above standard equipment like supplemental cooling systems must be installed by Bishop Ranch and some items are installed at the tenant’s direction such as security systems. Above standard equipment presents a unique challenge to both Bishop Ranch as the landlord, and the tenants dependent on such equipment. To better define what is considered above standard and communicate landlord for above standard items, Bishop Ranch has prepared this document. Please read it in its entirety as there are many items that are critically important for tenants to understand. Unfortunately, issues related to these items tend to arise at the worst possible times. It is important for tenants to fully understand our policy before failures and emergencies arise.
As always, Bishop Ranch is here to assist our tenants in any way we can to ensure that employees and businesses are able to maintain top notch offices at Bishop Ranch.
As a general rule, standard equipment installed by Bishop Ranch is maintained by the Landlord. For instance, for an issue with a standard light fixture in a space, Bishop Ranch engineers or electricians will act to resolve it. If a tenant’s carpet becomes frayed due to abuse, Bishop Ranch construction will fix the carpet for a charge under a Tenant Request. For any maintenance issues with above standard items, the tenant must direct their own contractor to maintain or repair equipment. Certain rules apply when that maintenance requires interaction with the base building systems. Issues that are covered under a construction warranty can only be handled by Bishop Ranch construction. Typically a tenant can expect that that warranty will last for one year after installation.
All collateral damage due to the failure of above standard items is the sole responsibility of the tenant that owns such items. This would include above-standard items that were pre-existing and accepted by the current tenant (i.e., independent HVAC, Security, etc.)