No, we had to go to the landlord first and explain the plan, show all the blueprints/layouts etc. We had to show that all contractors involved were licensed etc. We got a couple months rent free because we were "adding value" to the property. But some of the stuff, unfortunately, you cant take with you because it is permenantly installed in the structure at that point. (the cost it would take to dismantle everything would be more than the stuff is worth so to us, we werent going to lose any more money than we had to at the time). It all has to do with the lease and agreements with the land lord. Some landlords im sure wouldn't allow something like this since the spaces usefulness is then geared towards a specific purpose. In our case, the space was completely bare concrete and wood, and was basically a storage area. we put in ceilings, heating, cooling, electric, lighting, phone, internet... the list goes on. Im sure the place isn't being used for a studio anymore, but im sure whoever has the place now is wondering what the hell is up with all these double insulated glass doors and big windows in the walls lol.