On 29 October 2012, the NSW Government introduced the Swimming Pools Amendment Act 2012 making a number of changes to the Swimming Pools Act 1992.
In the context of property transactions, one of the important changes is the requirement for property owners to provide a valid swimming pool compliance certificate before they can sell or lease a property with a swimming pool (including if the property is part of a strata scheme with a swimming pool). This obligation was to apply from 29 April 2014 (today), but it has since been postponed to 29 April 2015.
So what does this mean for you?
If you own property that does not have a swimming pool, then amendments to the Swimming Pools Act do not apply to you – simple.
However, if you own a property with a pool or if your property is part of a strata scheme which has a pool, then you need to make sure that you comply with the amendments – especially if you want to sell or lease your property (especially after 29 April 2015).
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