New laws for swimming pools and spa’s. Are you compliant?

As of 29th April 2016, all properties in NSW with a swimming pool or spa pool cannot be sold or leased without a valid certificate of compliance or relevant occupation certificate.

Does this mean you? If you sell or lease a property with a structure or vessel that is capable of being filled with water to a depth greater than 30cm and is used for swimming, wading, paddling or any other human aquatic activity, it means you.

Are you leasing a property?

Landlords and real estate agents must ensure that any residential tenancy agreement entered on or after 29 April 2016 for any property with a swimming pool or spa pool:

  • has a valid swimming pool certificate of compliance or a relevant occupation certificate, and
  • a copy of the certificate of compliance is provided to the tenant.

Are selling a property?

If you are selling any property with a swimming pool or spa pool on and after 29 April 2016 you must ensure the contract for sale includes:

  • a valid swimming pool certificate of compliance or a relevant occupation certificate issued within the last three years, and a certificate of registration

How to get your certificate

  1. Contact Fadi at Besafe Property Inspections, a licence and insured pool inspector
  2. Have inspection and obtain report. Should pool not comply, a re-inspection is required
  3. Register certificate online

Cost

Standard Residential Shared Pools
Standard Inspection $270 plus GST Standard Inspection $360 plus GST
Express Inspection $400 plus GST Express Inspection $500 plus GST
Re-inspection $135 plus GST Re-inspection $180 plus GST
Issue of Certificate $50 plus GST Issue of Certificate $50 plus GST