no, you dont need a license…come on people. It’s a room! This is what I did:
1) Advertise room on craigslist
2) Hold interviews
3) Draw up a lease. Have it be a standard lease but spell out specifics with sharing the common spaces. Also spell out quiet hours, all of that.
4) Have them move in, collect 1st months’ deposit and rent.
5) Keep collecting rent.
I’ve been doing this for two years now. It’s really not that complicated.