When we moved out from my husband's ancestral home, we rented an apartment that is old but cheap. And since it is near our previous residence, we were willing to endure whatever problems we encounter in that old apartment. First in the list are the big rats that inhabit the ceiling and sometimes visit the laundry area at the back. We bought a lethal rat poison and laid traps there. It was effective since we had gathered around 4 or 5 rats in a period of 2 weeks. Next are the mosquitoes so we hired a person to install screen in the windows and also a screen for the door. What followed was a little painting job to spruce up the view of the surroundings. We had spent a substantial amount for that. And to consider that we were hard up with our finances, it was quite a feat for us to do that. At least our home was habitable already. Next is the house we rented. That's for later.