Valid points made by all.
Gresley : if you are right , shouldn`t these areas be demolished; however, the Prescott Pathfinder scheme was intended to achieve this.
PRS investors may buy up such houses ---but only the idiotic ones who watch too many TV programmes.
If you buy a crap house, in a crap area, you will only get crap tenants ; and endless hassle from the relevant local authoriity-- whose officers will seeking to show that their council is clamping down on bad landlords.
Not my idea of an attractive investment