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What forms should i create in writing so that my clients will follow the rules of using the equipment?
A: Note: the term "should" in your questions implies that I advocate that you take a particular course of action. I cannot do that, for liability reasons. I "justaswer" questions about the law.
That said, consider having your clients acknowledge in writing that the equipment they intend to use is in good working order prior to the commencement of the session, and that they are liable to return it to you in the same condition. You could require a security deposit. Then, if the equipment is damaged, you deduct the repair costs from the deposit.
I was in the recording biz, and I know that most of your customers don't have any money or assets, so no amount of contract language will cover you, because you'll never collect more than a security deposit, since the customers are mostly "judgment proof."
What forms should i make so that i am not obligated to give the client a full refund if the studio malfunctions and they can't get their full studio time (i want to be able to reschedule them)?
A: You can have them sign that they understand that there are no cash refunds, and there only option is to reschedule at a later date -- and that you will provide a rescheduled date within X days (so they can't claim you're avoiding rescheduling just to keep the money).
What forms should i make so that i am not sued if the clients gets injured in the studio?
A: You can have them sign that they "unconditionally release, indemnify and hold harmless" you for any injury caused to anyone in connection with their use of your facilities. However, once again, your customers probably don't have two nickles to rub together, so the only true protection for you is liability insurance, because if someone sues you, your customer won't actually be able to cover your legal defense.
Hope this helps.
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