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Landlording by Leigh Robinson. Excellent and no-nonsense. Contains a lot of sample forms, checklists, and concepts you can use immediately.
Years ago I used to recommend the "BiggerPockets" stuff but honestly the signal-to-noise ratio there has gone way down - now there's a lot of "motivational" type content packed into their articles and podcasts and that honestly turns me off. I might be in the minority but content that's marketed as "educational" but spends a good deal of time on "motivating the reader / listener" always bothers me.
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You might want to do some reading before starting.
This is a good start, most likely available in your library
We are considering renting our home, too - haven't done so yet - and I found this book very, very helpful in thinking about what to consider. Lots of sample forms, etc.
I recommend the book Landlording: A Handymanual for Scrupulous Landlords and Landladies Who Do It Themselves - it is pretty much the "bible" for making money from self-managed rental properties.
There are legal publishing companies in most states that provide legal forms (rental agreements/leases) that you can purchase. We get ours from a local book store that sells legal forms.
Follow your state laws to the letter, most landlord-tenant laws are skewed to the benefit of the tenant. That is not a bad thing.
Decide if you are going to manage the place yourself or hire property management. In our experience a property manager doesn't look out for your interests nearly as diligently as you will, so we self manage.
There are lots of books out there. One called Landlording is excellent.
Do yourself a favor and spend the $20 for this book. It covers EVERYTHING, has sample contracts, leases, addendums, letters, etc that you are free to use. Did I mention that it covers EVERYTHING?
I am in no way affiliated with this book, but it was the best resource I found when I got started.
Also, http://www.city-data.com/forum/renting/ this is a fantastic place. Very well moderated and a good mix of tenant VS landlord members.