Renting a property with a swimming or spa pool?
A copy of a valid certificate of compliance or relevant occupation certificate must be attached to new residential tenancy agreements.
Selling a property with a swimming or spa pool?
A copy of a valid certificate of compliance, or relevant occupation certificate, or a valid certificate of non-compliance, must be attached to the sales contract.
Buying a property with a swimming or spa pool?
Vendors are now able to transfer obligation of obtaining a 'certificate of compliance' to the purchaser, where a 'certificate of non-compliance' can now be attached to the sales contract.
The buyer of this property has 90 days from the date of settlement to address any issues of pool barrier non-compliance and obtain a certificate of compliance.
Compliance Process - When We Make Your Pool Safe
Swimming pool owners must register their swimming pool or spa pool on the NSW Swimming Pool Register.
Pool owner to book a pool barrier inspection with the local council or an E1 accredited private certifier registered with the NSW Building Professionals Board.
If any areas of non-compliance are found the certifier will write a report outlining the problems & recommended modifications you will have 6 weeks to arrange for appropriate tradespeople to carry out the required work.
Pool owner to book the certifier for re-inspection, in quest to achieve a certificate of compliance.
Importantly - Pool owners must also:
Maintain the pool barrier,
Prevent climbable objects from being placed anywhere near the pool barrier,
Ensure adult supervision of children around the pool.
See our range of specialty services to address non-compliant pools or spas
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