Laws for Buying and Selling With a Pool in NSW

As of the 29th April 2016, there are now new laws for buying, selling or leasing a property with a swimming pool in NSW

What’s changing?

New laws apply to the sale or lease of properties with a pool in NSW. These changes have been introduced to further protect the safety of children under the age of five around backyard swimming pools.

From today 29 April 2016, properties sold with a pool must have either:

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

When you buy a property with a non-compliant pool, you will have 90 days from settlement to fix any areas of non-compliance.
From today 29 April 2016, properties leased with a pool must have either:

    • A certificate of compliance; or
    • A relevant occupation certificate and a certificate of registration.

Who do these changes affect?

        • A vendor of a property with a pool.
        • A purchaser of a property with a pool.
        • A tenant of a property with a pool.
        • A landlord of a property with a pool.
        • A real estate agent selling or leasing a property with a pool.
        • A conveyancer or solicitor transferring the ownership of a property with a pool.
        • NSW councils.
        • NSW accredited certifiers.

Who is exempt?

These new sale laws do not apply to properties with more than two lots and a shared pool, such as units in strata complexes or community schemes.

For more information or to arrange a pool barrier inspection call BPI Wollongong 0452 202 742.

Read the full law changes and penalties for non compliance here.