Selling or Leasing a Property with a Swimming Pool in NSW

Selling a PropSwimming Poolerty: A valid swimming pool certificate of compliance must be attached to the contract for sale of properties with a swimming pool or spa pool from 29 April 2014. After that date when a property with a swimming pool is being sold, a valid swimming pool certificate of compliance (or an occupation certificate issued within the last three years) and a valid Certificate of Registration must be attached to the Contract for the Sale of Land. Failure to attach the certificate means that the purchaser may be entitled to rescind the Contract at any time within 14 days of exchange, unless settlement has already occurred.

Leasing a Property: If you have leased or intend to lease property which contains a pool, then from 29 April 2014 at the time of entering a residential tenancy agreement the property owner must ensure that the pool is registered, has a valid certificate of compliance and a copy of the certificate of compliance is provided to the tenant.

Your local council or an accredited certifier can conduct an inspection, and issue a certificate of compliance if the swimming pool or spa pool meets all the safety requirements.

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