As some of you might remember, I'm finding it difficult to live in the same house as my 24 year old difficult son. He is relatively stable right now -- working, saving and paying his own bills. He hasn't had a meltdown in a couple of months, but we walk on eggshells around him, which I hate. We asked him to find somewhere else to live a few months back and he started to apply for rentals with a friend. Now the friend has decided he is going to live with his girlfriend. My son can't afford to rent on his own where we live, and in any case, he has applied for many rentals and been knocked back. (Demand for rentals is very strong here.) We could simply ask him to leave, but that would leave him couch surfing at best. I'm reluctant to do this because I fear it would start a downward spiral for him. On the other hand, I really want him out of my house. So my husband I have come up with a plan. It's one many of you have tried I think, and I know the risks of failure are high, but I we've decided to give it a go anyway. Our plan is to buy a house that he can rent from us. He will need a housemate to help pay the rent but we are happy to subsidise the rent for three months to allow him time to find someone. We will make it clear that if he doesn't find someone suitable, we will advertise the room and pick someone ourselves. We will employ a property manager, so that he pays rent to them rather than us. He will suffer the same consequences as a normal tenant if he defaults on the rent. We are also telling him that this is the last offer of this sort of help. If he mucks it up then he can't come home. It's rent from us or out on his own - no other choices. We went to look at properties this morning and my husband has an appointment with the mortgage broker on Friday. I hope he uses this opportunity. I really don't want him in my house anymore. We haven't told him yet.