Is there anything wrong/illegal with leasing a retail space in a strip mall to use as an office?

In the area I'm interested, I'm seeing lots of retail spaces that meet our space/layout requirements. I like them because they are within walking distance of restaurants and have plenty of parking available. The only downside I can think of is random strangers walking in.
In Leasing Property - Asked by Anthony P. - Jan 27, 2017
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Damon D.
Bala Cynwyd, PA

Not uncommon for office tenants to lease retail space as office space - just check with local zoning dept for what's permitted. As for random strangers walking in, I suppose you restrict entry requiring to be buzzed in.

Jan 29, 2017
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Juanita A.
Hallandale, FL

As long as you comply with the requirements on your lease, zoning regulations and any other requirements ancillary to your profession, you should be fine.

Jan 30, 2017
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Sean H.
Norris, GA

Anthony, check with local zoning. Make sure their is 2 ways to vacate in an emergency. Check and see what the occupancy per sqft per person is. Use badge and or buzz in entry. Space and restrooms need to comply with ADA standards.

Jan 30, 2017
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