Leasing is the number one way to get a commercial, retail, office, or industrial space. Most people can not afford to build their own structures, so they pay a monthly lease to operate a business in a building.
Traditional leases are done in square feet or square meters, though in crowded places such as Hong Kong lease space is measured in square centimeters. Withmore City also measures lease space in this manner.
Leases in Withmore City are paid and quoted in weekly installments, with minimum periods of no less than 3 months. For example, you may be quoted on a lease space of 92,000 square centimeters at a rate of 12,000 chyen per week, a minimum term of 12 weeks.
Typically a lease in the real world does not include triple-net (utilities). For simplicity in Withmore, all leases are assumed to include triple-net.
There are some spaces that are leased for a specific type of business. The type of business can not be changed in these situations.
In Withmore City, leased business revenue fluctuates on a monthly basis - the most successful tend to be the most visible and engaged with the city residents.
RUNNING A BUSINESS / WEEKLY PROFITS
When you lease a business you will typically receive weekly profits. These weekly profits are variable and depend on the amount of work you put into your lease, and what you are doing to drum up business. The staff rate leases twice a month on a variety of factors, and the system itself detects other things you may be doing to promote your business.
CRITERIA FOR LEASES & WEEKLY PROFITS
* Did you hold events to promote your business * Do you have ads up for your business * Did you 'work the lease'? This is a subjective measure of if the admin think you are working your lease * Your trading skill is rolled for a success or failure * Did you do personal SIC work for your business?
Each of these adds (if you did them) or subtracts (if you did not do them) a small % from your weekly profits. This means you could have a net positive change, a net negative change, or no change if the additions cancel out the subtractions. This is run monthly automatically and the weekly profits are recalculated at that time.
There are maximums and minimums you can hit where your profits won't decrease/increase further. *Last Updated: 09/18/23 by Fengshui*