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Thoughts on Living in a “Rental house with an owner-occupied unit in the basement?”


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“Dear PoPville,

I have rented out my 4-5 bedroom house to families for the last decade. It is in a very sought-after neighborhood. Since I am an absentee landlord, I mostly staying with friends when I spend time in DC. But I am getting tired of being a guest and am considering converting about half of my house’s large english basement into a small unit that I could occupy when I am in town a few months a year. It has a separate entrance and I would figure out a way to separate utilities or work out a cost-sharing deal with the tenants. The house is solidly built and I doubt they would ever be aware of me, and vice-versa. I have no interest in annoying or snooping on my tenants! I am curious if your readers would find such an arrangement acceptable if the house otherwise were what they are looking for and the price were right?

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