Tinie Tempah's rat phobia is affecting his search for a new home because the rapper fears rodents can easily crawl into older properties.
The British hip-hop star is currently looking to to invest in a period property, but his phobia of hairy pests is forcing him to reconsider buying a home with history.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "I can't stand rats, I'm looking to buy a new house and want something with old floorboards.
"But the problem is that rats come in through all the holes in an old house. I'm making sure I get it fumigated before I move in and any patched up. I can't have any rats in my house, I'd have to move out."