You don’t want to live in your freehold flat. At least for the moment. It is important for you to have an orderly tenant and have no vacancy. For, you can put the rent to good use, as the bank cannot live off air alone. Do it yourself? That is difficult from your home town, and then there are the obligatory black sheep.
Good, if you have a caretaker who attends to your special property as well as searches for a tenant and makes sure that the sheep shows its true color. For it is costly to have no tenant, but much more costly to have a non-paying one.