There are a lot of good reasons to rent a residential or commercial real estate property as opposed to selling it. While it may make sense at first to try and do it yourself, the cost of a poor tenant decision or not knowing the rules for tenants can be costly. If you can please hire a professional to help you with the proces if you decide to rent rather than sell.

The article below has some good tips but does not elmate all of the risk.

http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/article.cfm?p=4&id=311598