Real estate: love thy neighbor
With state owned buildings, there are rarely any emergency maintenance issues, but no money is available for improvements and unless you pester the appropriate people you generally have to live with cracked stairs, dangerous paving and the like.
What are the monthly service utility payments? These amounts vary from building to building and owners can set their own rates.
Has the power been changed from 2 phase to 3 phase to cope with today's electrical demands. You want the option of being able to watch TV and blow dry your hair at the same time.
Is the plumbing modern, have the cast iron pipes been replaced with PVC? Can you use more than two sheets of paper without the fear of an overflowing bowl?