[Noisebridge-discuss] Occupying Vacant Commercial Property

Garrett Mace garrettmace at gmail.com
Tue Mar 12 01:41:44 UTC 2013


Perhaps bring up the other successful examples of this practice, and point out that the property is rapidly devaluing itself just sitting there. You are making a good faith offering to improve the property free of charge, which as of now is actively being destroyed by other people who already enter it without permission.

On Mar 11, 2013, at 6:35 PM, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 3/11/13, Martin Bogomolni <martinbogo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I agree with Garret Mace ...
>> 
>> First try to actually get the permission of the owner.  It's
>> surprising, but many sites that are under construction, or awaiting
>> permits, have owners that are friendly to uses that keep their
>> buildings or sites "alive" in the meantime.
>> 
>> It's one of the many reasons places like costume shops find homes for
>> a few weeks at a time.
>> 
>> It also helps to be polite, and be prepared to help set worries the
> Not my strong suit!
> 
> I actually talked to a different property's leasing rep. No anger, no
> kissing up, just straight talk.  or He responded as if hearing an
> unusual request and dismissed it. I think I may have then asked if
> they support community so that people who have no money can get low
> cost/free education.
> 
> My reasons why the realtor/bank should do this are not the same
> reasons as theirs. There's no agency; no paperwork to put it to them
> in a comforting way.
> 
> Trust is certainly an issue why would a property owner take the risk
> on his investment?
> 
> Anyway, I'm no good at this stuff.
> 
>> owner might have to rest about liability.   Don't expect that you'll
>> get everything for free, and be prepared to offer either money or some
>> equivalent value to the owner in exchange.
>> 
> Sure. I'm perfectly happy to clean stuff up and whatnot.
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