If you are selling a Gold Coast home these days with a pool then you are going to need to guarantee that you are compliant with the latest laws around Queensland pool safety levels. That is because if you have a pool on the Gold Coast then you will need to provide the buyer with a swimming pool safety certificate prior to settlement.
So where can you get a certificate from?
You can get a pool safety certificate from an accredited queenland pool safety inspector. At Absolut Custom Glass we highly recommend talking to any of the following inspectors:
Andrew at Coastline Certification,.
Grant at ABC pool Fence Inspections
and Frank at Delf Industry Building certification
Rates vary, so speak with a few different people. Once they finish an inspection they will supply you with the safety certificate, or they are going to let you know of any changes that have to be made. If the issues are with a recently built pool fence then we would certainly recommend you contact the pool fence installer and have them resolve the issues– they should do this at no charge because they plainly didn’t do the job correctly to begin with.
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 installed the pool.
If you do not have a pool safety certificate you are able to have the purchaser sign a Notice of No Pool Safety Certificate– Form 36 which must then be signed by both people and submitted with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission The buyer will after that have 90 days from settlement to have a pool safety inspection and get a current pool safety certificate. In this scenario, unless the home sale contract mentions otherwise, the buyer will account for the costs 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 situation then you can make use of a final inspection certificate of a ‘certificate of classification’ which the builder would have issued you with. Please keep in mind though, if the pool is a common pool– ie, one for a body corporate or that multiple properties have access too– then the exemption is only for 1 year.
If you follow these suggestions for pool fence safety certificates then you should have no difficulty with the new laws when selling your Gold Coast home with a pool. If you wish to get in touch with a professional about your pool or pool fencing challenges, then feel free to contact Absolut on 1300 937 902 We are always happy to speak about pool fences.