NSW Pool and Spa Barrier Inspection Program now in force

By Alice Richard
Tuesday, 03 May, 2016

The NSW Pool and Spa Barrier Inspection Program has now commenced, coming into effect on 29 April.

All properties with a pool that are sold must have one of the following issued by the NSW Swimming Pool Register:

  • A relevant occupation certificate;
  • A certificate of compliance; or
  • A certificate of non-compliance.

While a property can be sold with a non-compliant pool barrier, the buyer has 90 days from settlement to ensure the barrier is compliant and obtain a certificate of compliance. A certificate of non-compliance must be attached to the contract of sale.

Any property with more than two dwellings is exempt from this, as they are already regulated through mandatory three-yearly inspections.

Rental properties must have a certificate of compliance before a lease is signed for the property.

How will the program affect your business? Are you already feeling the effects? Let us know! Email ps@westwick-farrow.com.au.

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