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Paranormal Fear
04-04-2012, 11:55 AM
Should you already have a lease agreement before going before the planning commission and/or city counsel? Or after? Or does it matter?

Cliff
04-04-2012, 12:02 PM
Just went thru that had the fire marshal look at building shot a few of my ideas by him then made the lease conditional to (the building not the design) working for the haunt .

Does that help? Again remember this is my first indoor haunt to so I may not be Ö. change that AM NOT the best guy to ask!

Paranormal Fear
04-04-2012, 12:05 PM
So you told the Leaser (Not sure what you would call him/her) that you would rent it on condition that the fire marshal would approve it?

Cliff
04-04-2012, 12:08 PM
yes, no hidden electrical issues, bad sprinkler system, things like that. he was good with it...maybe im lucky

Paranormal Fear
04-04-2012, 12:14 PM
I like that idea. What about in regards to getting approval from the City planning commission and City counsel?

Cliff
04-04-2012, 12:23 PM
Didnít mention them individually but under the lease if the building wont pass city codes lease is void. NOTE i may have to change my layout

Paranormal Fear
04-04-2012, 12:27 PM
So basically, you told the Leaser that you would rent the place if it would pass inspection. Then once passed, you then plan on bringing it before the City council?

Cliff
04-04-2012, 12:33 PM
Yes , but not city inspector,he will be there from beging......what can the city councel do as long as zoning is good??

Paranormal Fear
04-04-2012, 12:41 PM
Alright, that makes sense. What about a loan? Would you advise taking out a bank loan before renting, or after the rent agreement has been signed? Thanks for answering my questions.

Cliff
04-04-2012, 12:47 PM
ALL the pros say NO LOAN :) i did cut the owner in At $1.00 a ticket the first year and $.50 the next year.

i will back out here and let someone with more experience speak up

HauntedPaws
04-04-2012, 01:44 PM
You simply return the bank's money should you not need it for the lease and can mention being approved before you take the funds to.

hauntman666
04-04-2012, 02:12 PM
We are dealing with a similar situation also. We went to the city planning committee first before signing any lease. Just told the realtor that the place would work perfect, but won't move forward till the city approves it.

Kyle Guillette

FablesStudios
04-04-2012, 02:43 PM
a phone call or two can save you so much time and $$$$$..

Peter T
FS

Darksidestew
04-04-2012, 03:32 PM
Even though you have all your ducks in a row and codes accounted for....City counsel can still reject it by a vote. They may not want you in thier city. There are all kinds of reasons other then codes for not approving the attraction....