New Swimming Pool Requirements

If you are selling a property with a Swimming Pool or Spa, you must now attach to your Contract for Sale one of the following documents which is less than 3 years old:-

  • Certificate of Compliance
  • Relevant Occupation Certificate together with evidence that the pool is registered
  • Certificate of non-compliance

If you do not attach the correct documentation to your Contract for Sale then the buyer may rescind the Contract within 14 days of exchange, unless settlement has already occurred.

The 29th of April 2016 was the deadline to comply with the additional requirement.

If a Certificate of non-compliance is attached to the Contract, this transfers to the buyer the sellers obligation to obtain a Certificate of Compliance. The buyer has 90 days from the date of settlement to rectify defects listed in the Certificate and obtain a Certificate of Compliance.

If you own a property with a Swimming Pool or Spa you should contact your local council to arrange a compliance inspection, or find a private swimming pool certifier listed on the NSW Swimming Pool Register website.

http://www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au/

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