Mr Inspector, a qualified Building Inspector conducts professional pre-purchase Building and Pest Inspections in the Sandringham area and surrounds. The above photograph was taken by Mr Inspector during one of his many building inspections in Sandringham.

The cracked stump should be replaced although in this instance the defect had yet to cause any internal unevenness in floors or wall cracking.   It is better to be safe than sorry and have this stump replaced by a registered stumping contractor before any further problems appear.

This shows the importance of having a qualified building inspector assess a property before you purchase, especially under the house.  Having all house defects known to you enables you to be in a better position to negotiate the sale price.