Traditional Duplex/Triplex vs. a Converted House Duplex/Triplex

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Hello BP,

I've been looking at small multi-family investment properties and run into several early 1900's homes that have been converted into duplex/triplex or fourplex rentals.  I'm curios about any downfalls for converted homes.  If it all things were equal, I'd purchase a purpose-built multi-family vs. a converted home.  Am I wrong?  Are there benefits to a converted house?

Cheers,

@Matt Gilroy one of the disadvantages of the converted home that I can think of , is that I would think the utilities arent sub metered. In a traditional multifamily, everything is typically submetered , and the owner doesnt have to worry about most utilities , since the tenants are each responsible for their own.