Does your home have a pool? Are you aware of the new Queensland Pool Safety Laws?
All Queensland pools must be surrounded by an approved fence and a current Pool Safety Certificate must be obtained.
If you are buying a new home with a swimming pool there a couple of things you should know:
- The seller can provide you with a current pool safety certificate… this means that their pool has been inspected recently by a pool safety inspector and meets the requirements of the new Queensland Pool Safety Laws. If the seller has provided you with a current pool safety certificate there is nothing else you need to do except enjoy your new pool.
- If the seller does not provide a current pool safety certificate, the seller must give the prospective purchaser a Notice of no pool safety certificate—Form 36. The Form 36 advises that the pool may not comply and, the steps the purchaser or pool owner must take to ensure the pool complies. The form is also intended to help prospective purchasers make a more informed decision about purchasing the property.
- If you purchase a property with a pool that has no current pool safety certificate issued, you, as the new owner of the pool, have 90 days from the date of settlement to make sure your pool complies with the new laws and also have a Pool Safety Inspection carried out and a Pool Safety Certificate Issued.
For more on the new Queensland Pool Safety Laws please see the link below:
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