House Rules

House Rules at BUFA

 These house rules have been in place since 01 May 2013 on BUFA premises and in all premises of the Berlin Union-film, Oberlandstraße 26-35, 12099 Berlin.

The BUFA is entitled to all rights on the company premises. The instructions of the employees of BUFA are to be followed immediately. In case of discrepancies, the management of the Union-Film in Berlin must be informed immediately.

BUFA is responsible for the technical and regulatory supervision on the company premises and in all rooms.

These house rules are part of the lease. The landlord reserves the right, if necessary, to amend and supplement these house rules in the interests of the tenants and the property. Also such changes and additions can only take place after an announcement to the tenants who are part of the lease.

The renter accepts the house rules as binding for them. A violation of the house rules is an agreement contrary use of the rental property. In serious cases or repetition, the landlord may terminate the contract without observing a notice period. The tenant or leaseholder is liable for any damage caused to the lessor by breach of or non-compliance with the house rules, in particular also by non-fulfillment of the registration obligations.

General regulations 

The tenant may use the rented premises only for the contractually agreed purpose. He has to clean them carefully and air them regularly. Noise and environmental protection regulations must be strictly adhered to. The other tenants must not be bothered by noise, exhaust fumes, vapors, hazardous substances, odors, smoke, etc. For violations, the renter is responsible. The care of the floors in the rented premises and if necessary in the stairwell is to be carried out so that no damages arise. Indentations as well as other damages are to be avoided by appropriate subsets. The floors are to be treated according to the relevant care instructions.

Outside the rented premises, ie in or on the communal areas, no objects may be stored due to the building and fire regulations. If the landlord grants a special permit for this purpose, the renter is liable for all damages.

Outside the rented rooms, such. B. in the yard, no work may be carried out by the tenant. Vehicles of the renter and his employees may only be parked with the permission of the landlord and in the designated places. Foreign vehicles may only stay on the property during the time required for loading and unloading. Failure to comply with these rules, the landlord, without prejudice to his other rights to claim a reasonable fee from the tenant.

Cycling, inline skiing, skating and the like are not permitted on the property and in the passages. Waste and unwanted items are to be disposed of in the containers provided. The parking or leaving behind garbage or objects is prohibited. Animal husbandry is only allowed with revocable permission of the landlord.

House entrances are closed from 21:00 in the evening until 07:00 in the morning. If the tenant withdraws before the expiration of the contract completely or even temporarily, he is obliged to deliver the keys to the landlord or his agent, even if he has left items in the rooms. The contracting party is prohibited from entering and using any space not covered by his agreement.

Due diligence of the tenant 

The tenant is obliged to comply with its duty of care on the rental space and to ensure that third parties are not harmed with regard to the use of common areas (entrances, stairs, elevators, courtyards, driveways, parking areas and gates).

  • Property entrances and or exits, escape and rescue routes, fire brigade movement areas in each case to keep free. The parking of vehicles is not allowed there.
  • Proper treatment of floors and coverings.
  • Damage to the gas, irrigation and drainage systems, electrical systems and other domestic equipment as well as the clogging of the drainage systems to refrain.
  • Report disturbances to such facilities immediately.
  • Keep doors and windows properly closed in case of bad weather, night and absence.
  • Use light in shared parts of the building and water sparingly.
  • Cellar shafts and windows, as far as such lie within the tenant cellar to clean, in the same case basements and attics to ventilate the extent properly, as is required for the entire house basement or floor, as the windows at night, cold and wet ,Refrain from any change to the leased property, unless the landlord gives his written permission to do so, in particular changes to the installations including the electrical wiring and the hammering of nails (screws), hooks, etc. – as far as a normal level is exceeded – in wood cladding of all kinds to stop.
  • The instructions to be requested by the landlord for the operation of elevators, water heaters, furnaces etc. should be strictly observed.
  • Carefully store and handle all keys and accessories.To sufficiently heat, ventilate and access the rented premises and to block taps, especially in the event of a temporary water lock, even during prolonged absence of the renter.
  • In case of severe frost, drain the water pipe properly.
  • The tenant also has to provide for the emptying of toilet bowls, Abortspülkästen and other facilities.
  • Even during his absence to take appropriate antifreeze measures.
  • Store items in the basement against any water damage at least 10 cm above the floor.
  • Regularly fill floor drainage systems to avoid odors.

Fire regulations 

All general technical and official regulations, especially those of the building inspectorate and the fire brigade, must be observed. The implementation of fire, explosion, water, fog and snow use must be coordinated in advance with BUFA.

The same applies to the use of animals. Open light and smoking in the studios, in the offices and in the attic, in the basement, in corridors, stairwells and elevators is not permitted. In addition we refer to the workplace regulation §3a Non-smoker protection. If, when the tenant / user is moving out, there are violations of the smoking ban in the form of smell or other tobacco contamination in the rented rooms, we will have the rooms renovated or repaired at the expense of the renter / user.

Cellars and attics are not a repository for flammable and flammable materials such as paper, packing material, gasoline, oil, etc.  Fuel must be stored properly – Storage of fuel in the floor space is not permitted. All official regulations, in particular those concerning the storage of flammable substances, must be observed and adhered to by the renter. The rented commercial premises are commercial rental areas and registered as such at the trade office. Living in these rooms is strictly prohibited.

The tenant is obliged to keep the fireplaces – if available – in his rented rooms according to the legal regulations, in a proper and fireproof condition (also free of ash and soot). The regular cleaning of the fireplaces – if available – up to the chimney introduction is up to the tenant at his expense. Changes to the fireplaces – if available – together with exhaust pipes are only permitted with the permission of the landlord and the responsible authorities as well as the responsible chimney sweep master.

Only those fuel materials that are suitable and approved for heating may be used. In the rented rooms fuels should not be kept. On and under the fire pits – if available – the floors are to be adequately protected.

Central heating and hot water supply 

Any existing collective heating systems are, as far as the outside temperature requires, properly kept in operation. As a guideline, a warming of the mainly used rooms (no basement / storage / living rooms) to at least 18 ° C. For rooms that have been changed at the request of the tenant or by this by means of fixtures and conversions, this heating can not be required. The tenant has to keep doors and windows well closed even from unheated rooms during the heating season. Necessary ventilation must not lead to the cooling of the rooms. In frost, the valves must not be “cold” to avoid freezing. The heating season is agreed for the period from 01 October to 30 April. For the rest of the time is the Heating according to local custom. A certain temperature can not be guaranteed if there is a restriction of the fuel supply, nor in case of disturbances due to natural events, interruption of the state of peace generally in own or foreign enterprises. Any existing hot water supply systems are kept in operation properly. For the rest, the above paragraph applies mutatis mutandis.

Hot ash must not be emptied into the garbage cans. It must first be quenched with water. In case of fire or explosion – of any kind – the landlord or his representative is to be informed immediately. The tenant has to allow the chimney sweep to clean the chimney pipes ending in his rented rooms. For the purposes of preventive fire protection, fire alarm systems, smoke detectors, smoke dampers, fire extinguishers and other technical equipment may not be damaged, misaligned or rendered inoperable in any other way.

The blocking of fire doors / gates etc. is strictly prohibited. Existing fire protection regulations must be strictly observed and adhered to. All gas pipelines and installations must be monitored for leaks once a quarter, even outside of the annual GASAG inspection. If the smell of gas is suspicious, immediately close the main shut-off valves and notify the installer or troubleshooting department of the gasworks and the landlord or his representative!

If the tenant is away for a long time, close the stopcock on the gas meter.