I need advice- Pretty much there is a turn key 2400 sqft studio (without equipment) here for rent for a very fair price. However the electrical is not up to fire code and is set up to a breaker where amperage isn't matched up and is a potential fire hazard. And everything for some lame reason is all on two breakers- although that can be managed. That being said, this problem with the wiring being done with residential jacketing instead of commercial grade with the appropriate gauge wire- the two A/C units are not functional as a result and the outlets are sensitive. I was told the previous tenant would be out by the 1st of this month and he dragged his feet and set us all back a week. I was told by the owner that they would have the electrical fixed after the old tenant left. Well today I got a call from the owner's son, who has been handling this for the most part, and was informed that their go-to electrical guy quoted them at about 3-4k to redo the electrical. To which he followed up by telling me that it isn't worth it to them to fix the building and make it California legal and I can either rent from them and come out of pocket to to the improvements myself, or I can kick rocks. Essentially the place will remain empty or they will spend a lot of money to tear it all town- way more than the electrical. There are going to be two other guys going into this with me- so there will be a lot of power being drawn. One of my partners who will be renting with me is a licensed contractor, and we have the ability to fix this ourselves pretty easily and for way less than 3k. I returned their call and offered to trade parts and labor for rent- essentially back-charging as rent reduction or something. But before I could even finish my sentence, I was cut off and told they weren't interested in doing that. I'm kind of stuck. It's in both our best interest to get this done because I need a place to work and they need a tenant for the building. But I won't be able to back my renters insurance unless the building is up to code. I think it's kind of a load of crap that they expect me to pay a deposit along with tenant improvements to their building for me to even make it work for what I need. Even if they know I'm willing to make a long term commitment. If it's their building, it's their responsibility, right? I'm on the fence with this because not only is this a great deal (if working properly) but I have clients booked relatively soon as well. So I guess I wanted to ask advice to you guys who are currently renting and what you think I could possibly do to come to some sort of compromise or if I should just deal with what's wrong with it and fix it myself. Besides cosmetics/acoustics/ties, did you guys have to shell out for stuff like that? Or do you think I should be persistent on the A/C and electrical being fixed and all that? Or should I look elsewhere? I wish these guys wren't being so cheap about this. Paperwork is all filled out, it just needs to be submitted. I really want this- but I don't think the terms and conditions are fair or safe. Thanks for taking the time to read this Here's a picture of the live room if interested, to just kind of put it in perspective. It's actually a pretty nice setup.