Managers as independent contractors

I have read abut several owners say they set up their managers as independent contractors as a way to avoid dealing with payroll. Does anyone have an example of the contract you have used to do this? Also any advice or problems anyone has experienced? The park I’m looking at, the manager is compensated with free rent and a monthly salary. As an independent contractor, are you better off having him pay the rent and include the rent amount in the contracted rate?