Building access agreements define the terms between a telecommunications or technology service provider and a building owner to provide individual service to building tenants. The agreement protects the control the owner has over the use of the building and the ease of service delivery the telecommunications company provides.

The Key Components of a Building Access Agreement 

A typical building access agreement defines a few basic factors:

  • The parties involved: The parties involved in a building access agreement are the building owner and telecommunications/technology service provider. 
  • Duration and term: Most access agreements run for at least five years, with the potential for automatic renewal. This arrangement ensures the provider can offer uninterrupted service to the building tenants for an extended period. Often, providers will request a provision in the agreement that allows them to continue serving existing customers even if the access agreement expires.
  • Scope of access: A typical building access agreement allows the provider access to specific facilities in the building to better service customers. Additional rights within the agreement may include stipulations such as the owner designating the provider as the “sole provider” or “preferred provider” for the building, the distribution of the provider’s sales materials or the right to set up sales or information kiosks in the building.


Why Building Access Agreements Are Necessary

What Is a Building Access Agreement?

Building access agreements are important to owners for a multitude of reasons. An access agreement ensures the owner can maintain control of their building, the use of space in the raceways and risers and the quality of service they provide to tenants. For example, the owner can require cable abatement when the provider discontinues the use of a cable in a building’s risers and raceways.

The agreement also allows the owner and provider to agree on liability terms and insurance. The owner can maintain that any work done on the premises aligns with insurance and indemnification requirements. The agreement outlines rules of indemnification if something goes wrong.


Common Types of Building Access Agreements

There are various types of building access agreements that ensure cooperation between all parties involved in providing telecommunications services to a building:

  • Tenant access agreement: The tenant of a building has the authority to access the landlord’s (or building owner’s) computer network or systems.
  • Vendor and contractor agreement: This document protects the relationship between the vendor and contractor (distributor/manufacturer) of a product or service. In the case of a building access agreement, the vendor would be the building owner and the contractor would be the telecom provider.
  • Visitor access agreement: This agreement encompasses the scope of access to the telecommunications provider’s service given to a building visitor.


Trust SelectROW to Assist With Telecom and Fiber Agreements

SelectROW specializes in securing building access agreements for telecommunications and fiber providers in many residential and commercial settings.

Our skilled team will acquire the approvals and permits on behalf of telecommunications services and secure agreements that satisfy all parties involved. We also provide project management services to help streamline tasks and reduce risk. 


Contact SelectROW Today for Streamlined Access Agreements

With decades of experience in easement acquisitions, we at SelectROW pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with our clients. 

We have maintained many on-call clients in the telecommunications industry for over a decade, and we ensure our clients can provide timely installation and service. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.