Swimming Pool Owners Compliance

Swimming Pool Compliance

If you own a home with a swimming pool or an outdoor spa, then pay attention.

From April 2016, all pool owners need a swimming pool compliance certificate before they can sell or lease a property.  

The contract of sale must include a registration certificate issued from the Swimming Pool Register, and one of the following:

  • a valid swimming pool certificate of compliance, or
  • a relevant occupation certificate issued within the last 3 years, or
  • a certificate of non-compliance.

To get a swimming pool compliance certificate, the local council or a private certifier will need to come and inspect your pool. If there are any problems with your pool, these will need to be fixed before you can lease or sell your property. This process can take time to organise and should be considered sooner rather than later.

These rules include swimming pools in strata properties as well. You should be speaking with your Owners Corporation to make sure they are arranging a compliance certificate so that they have one available if you decide to sell.

Give us a call at Mason Lawyers or complete our contact us form if you have any questions about getting a compliance certificate organised. 

We’re happy to help.

Jillian Donovan
Jillian Donovan

3 Aug, 2021

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