hopefully this is the right place to post this. give me your opinions. i own a home. one of the rooms i rent to one of my best friends. i charge him $500 a month everything included. im easy going. i allow him on a month to month basis to decide if he wants to pay 500 w. first check, 2nd check, split between checks. i dont care. first month he moved in he moved in on the 2nd of the month. bc he still owed money for his apt that month i let him only pay me 250 to help out although he lived here the whole month. overall i think ive been a very flexible "land lord". so to the point.... he joined the navy. in sept he goes to IL to train for 2 months. Then a few months later he leaves for 6 months. then he'll be coming back to FL and living w. me again. my question is: while he is gone what should i do? request he pay the full 500 for those 8 months? adjust the payment since he will not be using utilities? only charge him a storage fee (all his furniture will be in the room so i cant rent it out to some one else if i want to and his bike will be in my garage). if you chose adjust or storage what do you think i should charge him?