Selling My Home With a Pool
What do I need to sell my house with a pool?
Pools are a great asset to a house. And Australia boasts 1.2 million household swimming pools; the world’s highest per capita rate of pool ownership!
In recent years there have been many changes around selling houses with pools. When you’re looking at selling you need to consider two things. Firstly, is your pool registered? Essentially, having your pool registered means the government actually knows that you have a pool. Secondly, your pool must have either a certificate of compliance or certificate of non-compliance.
A certificate of compliance means it’s met the Swimming Pools Act 1992 laws. If you cannot achieve that (through a private certifier or counsel), you can opt to get a non-compliant certificate, which means the obligations of works is then passed onto the next purchaser, and they’ll have a 90 day period to remedy those actual works to gain the certificate of compliance.
Related: What is a certificate of compliance? Pool regulations. Pool certificate of compliance.