I've been looking for a commercial property recently with a view to opening a portrait studio. A property has become available in my village that fits the bill. Being that this is my first venture into commercial property is there anything that I need to be aware of before deciding to go ahead with maybe trying to buy it? The inside needs totally gutted and rebuilt, maybe rewired and a couple of partitions built. Apart from the rewiring, which need a qualified electrician nowadays, I could do most of the work myself. The premises used to be a shop so do I need a change of use? The other fly in the ointment is that there is another photographer about 5 doors away but he specialises in weddings and I don't. His customer base would probably overlap with mine but a bit of competition is always healthy. It's a big step for me and i just want to cover as much bases as I can before making any commitment so any advice would be helpful.