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Okay, so not so much a slum as a two bedroom basement suite here in Edmonton, in a reasonably nice area of town.
I bought the house for this exact purpose, live upstairs, rent out downstairs, and the renos to do so are almost complete.
Problem is, I've never rented out anything in my life. I'm a bit worried about security, but only because I am paranoid. I'm only slightly worried about damage, as the walls and carpet will be replaced after the first year.
I'm kinda worried about getting screwed out of rent, and I'm also a bit worried that I'm getting enough for it. I'm not really out to screw anyone, so much as cover a few of my own bills, help out with the mortgage, etc.
I view this much like getting roommate I never have to see and or share cleaning and groceries with.
Any tips on renting out a place? Ways in which my ass should be covered? Pricing advice? Pretty much hit me with anything you've got; I got a big bowl of nothing right now and I'm ready to fill it.