From 1st December 2015, the grace period to obtain a Pool Safety Certificate ended. This means all Pool Owners, regardless of whether you are selling your home, will need to be compliant, otherwise you could face serious fines.
The QBCC website advises that “If you don’t comply with pool safety standards, local governments can issue on-the-spot fines of $824.60 for individuals and $2356 for companies. The maximum penalty a court can impose is $19,437.”
They also advise that…”You can sell your property with or without a pool safety certificate. However, if you are not providing a certificate, you must give the buyer a Form 36-notice of no pool safety certificate prior to entering a contract of sale and send a completed copy of the form to QBCC (firstname.lastname@example.org) before settlement.
The buyer must get a pool safety certificate within 90 days of settlement.”
We recommend getting in touch with our Pool Safety Inspector ASAP to make sure you are not at risk of fines or a potential hold up in the sale of your home. Please contact Stuart G Marsay from Property Inspections Sunshine Coast on 0402 700 358 or email: email@example.com