Should telephone wiring blocks be present in a commercial office space, or just to the building?

As an agent, I leased space to new Tenant, and their space does not have a telecom wiring block, the outlets are wired to the neighboring suites board. They expect the Landlord to have it put in, the Landlord says it is the Tenant's responsibility., and landlords responsibility is only service to the building. The lease form does not address it, but it seems that there should be at the very least wiring to the suite, if not the wiring block. If I were a Tenant, I would have expected it to be there. Does any one know if there is a standard of practice on this?Thank you,
In Leasing Property - Asked by Bradley P. - Jan 23, 2014
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trebor n.
Owner/Investor
Sherman Oaks, CA

As some one that has worked on phones for over 30 years, it is common to have one main telecom block per floor in a common hall closet. Some buildings/ major floor tenants have had systems that could be utilized/lease/rented by allocating a part of it to a sub tenant.
When you say neighboring suites board, do you mean Block or Equipment or both?
Either way any decent phone person should be able to figure it out without destroying the infrastructure for the future.

Jan 24, 2014
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Bradley P.
Broker/Agent
Modesto, CA

thank you for your answer Trebor n. All the other suites have a wood board with punch blocks & some other stuff installed on them, this suite does not. As it happens, the phone outlets in this suite are wired to the block in the suite next door, because the next door suite at one time in the past occupied both spaces. For security reasons this would be an unacceptable set up for the current tenant, because there neighbor could access their lines.

Jan 24, 2014
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Rob M.
Lender/Mortgage Broker
Houston, TX

Did you represent both parties?

Jan 24, 2014
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Bradley P.
Broker/Agent
Modesto, CA

Yes I do represent both parties.

Jan 24, 2014
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gregg b.
Developer
Carmel, IN

As voip has so improved and wiring hubs becomes normal for large spaces only, it probably is about age of facility having new technology with rent values accordingly priced.

Feb 1, 2014
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