With new legislation most people would now be aware that everyone owning a swimming pool or spa needs to register these with their Local Council.
“From the 29 April 2013, all property owners of residential, multi occupancy and tourist and visitor accommodation, on which a swimming pool is located, are required to register their swimming pool on a new online, statewide register. Failure to do so may attract a fine of $220.
The Swimming Pool Register is designed to be a record of pools at an address, whether compliant with the relevant Standard, or not. The Register is not intended to operate as a compliance management system.”
Since that date we have received further correspondence from NSW Government advising there has been an extension on the due date as follows:-
“If you are thinking of selling or leasing your property, an additional twelve months has been provided before you need to have a pool compliance certificate before you can sell or lease your property.
From 29 April 2015, all properties with a backyard swimming pool or spa that are sold or leased will need to have a valid swimming pool compliance certificate. This additional twelve months provides property owners with more time to ensure that their swimming pool is compliant before their property is sold or leased.”
REINSW is urging members to encourage their vendors and landlords to apply for pool certificates where required, as concerns have been raised that there are not enough qualified insporters to meet the expected demand. See full article- REINSW
For further information you can go to www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au
If I can be of any further assistance with any real estate questions you may have please do not hesitate to contact me.
source: Swimming Pool Register Guide – NSW Government/NSW Swimming Pool Register