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Information - Sale or Lease of properties with a swimming pool 29 April 2016


The NSW Government is committed to creating an effective pool barrier framework that protects the safety of children under the age of five around backyard swimming pools.

Leasing a property with a swimming pool or spa

From 29 April 2016 the owner of a swimming pool or spa must obtain a Certificate of Compliance before they can lease their property. The Certificate of Compliance certifies that the swimming pool or spa barrier complies with the relevant standard and is valid for 3 years. This will commence from any new lease agreement signed after 29 April 2016.

 

An Occupation Certificate issued within the past 3 years may act as a Certificate of Compliance.

Selling a property with a swimming pool or spa

From 29 April 2016 the owner of a swimming pool or spa must obtain a Certificate of Compliance before they can sell their property. The Certificate of Compliance certifies that the swimming pool or spa barrier complies with the relevant standard and is valid for 3 years. A Certificate of Non-Compliance may also be issued. If contracts for sale are exchanged using a Certificate of Non-Compliance the purchaser has 90 days after settlement to bring the barrier into compliance.

 

An Occupation Certificate issued within the past 3 years may act as a Certificate of Compliance.

Obtaining a Certificate of Compliance

A Certificate of Compliance can be obtained from Council using the form shown overleaf. Please note there is a $150 fee payable at the time the application is lodged. If a second inspection is required, a further application and amount of $100 is payable. Once Council has received your application, a Council Officer will contact you to arrange a suitable time for us to inspect your swimming pool or spa barrier.


For further information, to register a pool, lookup a pool, view checklists for your pool or to view Frequently Asked Questions and Fact Sheets, go to:

www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au


Factsheet-16_01-Information-for-sellers-Version-1.0-160422-(A466593).pdf

Factsheet-16_02-Information-for-buyers-Version-1.0-160422-(A466770).pdf

Information-for-legal-professionals-Version-1.0-160422-(A467884).pdf

Information-for-real-estate-agents-Version-1.0-160422-(A468034).pdf

Information-for-managing-agents-Version-1.0-160422-(A468878).pdf

Information-for-landlords-and-tenants-Version-1.0-160422-(A468541).pdf

Information-for-local-authorities-Version-1.0-160422-(A469840).pdf

PDF-FORM-Property-Certificate-Application-2015-2016.pdf

Cootamundra-Shire-Council-Fact-Sheet-NSW-Swimming-Pool-Register-from-29.04.16-onward.pdf