POOL INSPECTIONS FOR HOME OWNERS & THE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Selling/Buying Pool Safety Regulations:
From 1st December 2010 Queensland Government has made it a requirement for home owners to get a pool safety inspection by a licensed Pool Inspector to insure their pool fencing meets Queensland pool safety standards at point of sale of their property.
When selling your property you must now provide the buyer with a copy of your pool safety certificate. If you don’t, you will need to complete a Disclosure Statement (Form 36) and give this to the buyer and pool safety commissioner. The buyer then has only 90 days after settlement to get a pool safety certificate for the pool. Don’t risk potentially losing a sale over something that can be done now. Buyers may not want to spend the money fixing fences. Make the sale easy and book a pool inspection now.
Houses With Tenants:
Landlords you need a Pool Safety Certificate if you sign a lease with a new or existing customer or you could risk being fined. If a new tenant you must have pool certificate before they move in. With an existing tenant you must have a pool safety certificate before re signing lease.
No matter how you look at it we suggest it’s a good idea to get you pool/Spa inspected now. This can save money in the long run whether you’re leasing to a tenant or trying to sell. Also leaving it can prolong being able to get it repaired quickly. Please feel free to email any further questions you may have. Your certificate will last 2 years and GCPC keep records and will inform you before they run out.
Pool Safety Tips
Tips on pool safety and pool fence safety.
Things you can do around your swimming pool to help prevent drownings. Also check out Website.
Real Estate Tips
Tips on how the pool safety rules effect Real Estate Agents. The must know about pool safety compliance when it comes to selling/leasing.
Personal check list before pool inspection. (This can help towards passing your pool inspection first time and save money on re-inspections)