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Commercial landlord-tenant relationship
Public Service (PBS) CHAPTER 48, ARTICLE 5
§ 103. Commercial landlord-tenant relationship. 1. No landlord of a
commercial property shall (a) interfere with the installation of
telephone corporation facilities upon such property or premises, except
that a landlord of a commercial property may require:

(1) that the installation of telephone corporation facilities conform
to such reasonable conditions as are necessary to protect the safety,
functioning and appearance of the premises, and the convenience and
well-being of other tenants;

(2) that the telephone corporation bear the entire cost of the
installation, operation or removal of such facilities; and

(3) that the telephone corporation agree to indemnify the landlord of
the commercial property for any damage caused by the installation,
operation or removal of such facilities;

(b) demand or accept payment from any commercial tenant, in any form,
in exchange for permitting telephone corporation services on or within
such commercial property or premises, or from any telephone corporation
in exchange therefor in excess of any amount which the commission shall,
by regulation, determine to be reasonable; or

(c) discriminate in rental charges or otherwise, between commercial
tenants who receive telephone corporation services and those who do not.

2. No telephone corporation may enter into any agreement with the
owners, lessees or persons controlling or managing commercial buildings
served by a telephone corporation, or do or permit any act, that would
have the effect, directly or indirectly of diminishing or interfering
with existing rights of any tenant or other occupant of such building to
use or avail himself or herself of telecommunications services.