Ensure you get a current Pool Safety Certificate

Selling a house in Queensland? Make certain you get a current Pool Safety Certificate.

If you are selling a Gold Coast house these days with a pool then you are really going to need to guarantee that you are up to date with the most recent laws around Queensland pool safety criteria. That is because if you have a pool on the Gold Coast then you will need to provide the buyer with a pool safety certificate prior to settlement.
Exactly where can you get a certificate from?
You can get a pool safety certificate from a licensed Queensland pool safety inspector. At Absolut Custom Glass we highly recommend speaking with any of the following inspectors:
Andrew at Coastline Certification,.
Grant at ABC pool Fence Inspections
and Frank at Delf Industry Building certification

Costs vary, so talk to a few different people. Once they finish an inspection they will provide you with the safety certificate, or they are going to let you know of any changes that need to be made. If the issues are with a fairly recently built pool fence then we would certainly suggest you get in touch with the pool fence installer and have them fix the issues– they should really do this at no cost because they clearly didn’t do the job properly in the first place.
Gold Coast Pool Fence Safety Certificate exceptions:.
Right now there are 2 ways to avoid having to get a pool safety certificate when selling a house: get the purchasers to accept notice, or have only just recently put in the pool.
If you do not have a pool safety certificate you could have the buyer sign a Notice of No Pool Safety Certificate– Form 36 which must then be signed by both groups and submitted with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission The buyer will after that have 90 days from settlement in order to have a pool safety inspection and get a current pool safety certificate. In this scenario, unless the house sale contract states otherwise, the buyer will be accountable for the expenses of the inspection.
The other way to not need a certificate is if your pool had been built within the last two years. If that is the case then you can choose to use a final inspection certificate of a ‘certificate of classification’ which the builder would certainly have issued you with. Please note though, if the pool is a shared pool– ie, one for a body corporate or that several properties have access too– then the window is only for 1 year.
If you follow these suggestions for pool fence safety certificates then you should have no problem with the new laws when selling your Gold Coast home with a pool. If you want to speak to a professional about your pool or pool fencing issues, then feel free to call Absolut on 1300 937 902 We are always happy to talk about pool fences.

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