NSW Government - New Swimming Pool Legislation
By Bernie Tynes
Effective April 29 2014, the Swimming Pools Amendment Act 2012 comes into effect.
What do 2014 changes mean to you?
- It is a requirement that your pool is registered (Click here for details on registering).
- The pool must have a Warning Notice as defined in the Act which is clearly visible from a distance of three meters and situated near the pool.
- The owner must obtain a Certificate of Compliance as required by the Act on or before 29th April 2015.
- Once a Certificate of Compliance is obtained for the pool it must be made available to the tenant upon request.
If a property has a swimming pool as defined by the Act and is being sold:
- The pool should be registered. This may not be essential for the sale to proceed but can incur a penalty to the vendor.
- The pool should have a Warning Notice as defined in the Act. This may not be essential for the sale to proceed but can incur a penalty to the vendor.
- If the pool does not have a Certificate of Compliance and
- the property is sold prior to the 29th April 2015, the Buyer should obtain a Certificate of Compliance before 29th April 2015. OR
- the property is sold on or after the 29th April 2015, the Seller must obtain a Certificate of Compliance before the 29th April 2015 and provide the certificate to the Buyer attached to the contract of sale.
For more information please click on the links below:
Infinity Property Agents – Sydney