The 'edit' button is disabled for an item:
- It is disabled because the user doesn't have permissions to edit the item.
- If they want to edit it, they have to either ask for permission from the owner or start afresh by creating their own item.
- The user will be used to seeing the 'edit' button enabled for other pages that they have edit rights to, so the design needs to be consistent with such items.
Which of these 3 ways do you think is the most appropriate for this situation? In all these options, the reason and steps to make it editable will be shown on hover/click.
Edit: Can you also suggest how your answer would be different if the 'permission request' feature can't be implemented right now, and the only way they can make that edit is by telling the owner to do it (even if this communication will need to happen outside the app)?