its been a while since ive chatted on these boards. Had to put the lease options down for a season. Im now a homeowner and im planning to lease out a room to an individual whom seems to be a pretty decent person. Despite my positive feelings and him passing a background check, do you guys recommend having him sign a contract to rent my extra bedroom? Im hearing a variety of approaches from friends and family. Some have recommended a simple verbal agreement to eliminate getting courts and such involved. Whilst others have suggested completing a contract so that if the person squats one can file an eviction. What are your opinions?