Commercial Real Estate Renovations

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I am new to commercial real estate and am considering buying a building that needs some work. I've renovated SFHs before but I am not licensed. I am wondering how I can get away with doing most of the rehab work myself on a commercial building. Are there restrictions/regulations on what an owner can do to a commercial property?

@John B. I think this is a local issue and you should find out the rules from your local building inspection department.

On residential in my area it depends what you're doing. I can paint, replace carpet and do minor repairs without a permit. But a new roof, water heater or deck requires a permit.