Do you have a swimming pool or spa? Are you looking at selling your home?If you said yes to both of the above questions then the Swimming Pool Compliance 2016 requirements will effect you. As of 26 April 2016 all homeowners selling their properties need to provide one of the following: 1. a valid compliance certificate from Council or a qualified private certifier; or 2. a Final Occupation Certificate that is less than 3 years old. One of these documents must be attached to the Contract for Sale so make sure when you are instructing your conveyancer that you provide this information. If you are in a strata complex you are affected by this new legislation also, so make sure the Owners Corporation have a compliance certificate for any pools within your complex.
If you have any questions about the new legislation click here to contact the licensed conveyancers at Coutts.