An Update by Daniel Linders – Strata Choice
The NSW Government has extended the deadline for new rules that require a property with a swimming pool to have a Certificate of Compliance.
From 29 April 2015, properties with a swimming or spa pool cannot be sold, and new residential tenancy agreements cannot be entered into, unless they have a valid Certificate of Compliance or relevant Occupation Certificate. A Certificate of Compliance is valid for 3 years. These requirements also apply to common property pools and spas in strata schemes. It is the responsibility of the owners corporation, manager or operator of the common property to ensure that the pool complies with pool safety laws.
Pool owners are required to register their pools with the NSW Government Register. Registration of each pool is only required to be done once.