I know on the old Somersoft forums there were a few people with boarding houses. We are looking at building a 9 room boarding house as well as a 20 room boarding house. These are located with 7 kms of Sydney CBD As these are new builds they will be self contained with toilet kitchens in each and built to BCA and fire safety requirements such a fire check walls, wheelchair accessible rooms emergency lighting, signage etc etc. Questions I have: Who do you use for insurance, and why type of insurance is required? Do you offer fully furnished or do tenants prefer to bring their own furniture? What are the pitfalls of boarding houses? Do you self manage when a onsite manager is required? We live 5 mins away from the 20room house and won't be working so will easily be onsite daily. Are there companies that manage or do people hire a site manager and check up on them frequently? Any info would be much appreciated!