Earlier this year, we posted a blog about changes in the swimming pool requirements that were effective from 29 April 2014. However, the NSW Office of Local Government has recently extended the compliance certificate date by 12 months.
From 29 April 2015 all homeowners who have a pool must have a valid certificate of compliance issued by either your local council or an accredited certifier.
We take this opportunity to remind you that you must also have your pool registered – this must be done immediately (this should already have been done).
If you are selling your property you must attach a certificate of compliance, and evidence that the pool has been registered, to the contract of sale. If these documents are not attached to the contract of sale then purchaser has the right to rescind the contract after exchange.
If you are leasing your property, and the property has a pool, then from 29 April 2015 you must ensure the pool is registered; there is a valid certificate of compliance and the certificate of compliance must be given to the tenant.
Please contact our property lawyer Fiona Makisi to obtain further information on (02) 9653 9466.