I've recently viewed a property and done a first pass at the work that will need doing. But, I noticed this in the ceiling of the stairwell and I'm not entirely sure of a few things:
- What exactly is it? (seems like telescopic pole or jack of some sort?)
- What purpose is it?
- What further inspections or work items should I make off the back of this?
I've noted that the paint marks are misaligned, indicating this has been altered since installation and likely has been installed for some time.