Mr Inspector, a qualified building inspector took the above photo during one of his many building inspections in Bentleigh. The importance of a house inspection carried out by a qualified building inspector can not be overlooked, especially under the home and on the roof.
It is showing a chimney that has not been capped. This can cause excess water entry in heavy rainfall periods over time and a roofing plumber should be contacted to cap or seal the chimney. Very rarely do home owners climb on their roof and inspect for damage, broken tiles, rust or flashing problems and only find out when the ceiling starts to see damp damage.
Mr Inspector says annual inspections of the roofing areas should be carried out by a qualified building inspector.