Selling or Buying a Property with a Pool in QLD

Pre Purchase Pool Safety Inspections are crucial when purchasing a property with a swimming pool or spa in QLD. To find out if your pool complies or to book a pre purchase pool fence inspection, contact Be Safe Pool Fence Inspections. Our licensed inspectors can provide you with advice and detailed inspections reports on how to overcome problems if the pool fence is non-compliant. Need help ensuring your pool is compliant -that’s what we are here for.

Buying or Selling a home with a pool
Pre Purchase Pool Safety Inspections & Reports
If you are looking to purchase a property with a swimming pool or spa, a pre purchase pool safety inspection is crucial to ensure you are not left with expensive pool fencing repairs in the future.

Pool Fence Inspections | Selling a House with a Pool

If a property is being sold when a current Pool Safety Certificate is not in effect at the time of settlement, the seller will provide the purchaser a Form 36 – Notice of No Pool Safety Certificate. This form advises the prospective buyer that there is no current safety certificate in effect and is intended to assist the buyer to make an informed decision about purchasing the property.

Before Settlement
If a property is being listed as sold with a pool safety certificate, the seller must provide the buyer a copy of the certificate before settlement. If the property is being sold without a pool safety certificate, the seller must provide the buyer a copy of the Form 36 – Notice of No Pool Safety Certificate with the settlement date.
Non-Shared Pools
If a property is being sold without a current pool safety certificate, the onus is on the buyer to engage a pool fence inspector and gain a pool safety certificate within 90 days from settlement.

Buying a Property with a Pool

If you are buying a property in Queensland that has a swimming pool or spa, a pool safety certificate is required to be gained within 90 days of the settlement date. If a property you are looking to purchase has a pool, a pre purchase pool fence inspection should be conducted to allow you to make a informed decision on the property. Often when a home is offered for sale without a pool safety certificate there is good reason for this – generally there are a lot of fencing issues to be rectified, neighbours to consult and lots of money to be spent. As the new owner, you will be responsible to for performing and paying for any issues to be fixed. As part of a pre purchase pool fence inspection, all pool fencing issues will be documented within the pool fence inspection report with photos and solutions on how to make the fencing comply.

Shared Pools
For shared pools, if a pool safety certificate is not in effect before settlement, the pool owner, usually the body corporate, has 90 days from settlement to obtain a pool safety certificate.
Be Safe Pool Fence Inspections conduct pool safety inspections and provide advice and assistance to ensure your pool fence meets the stringent Qld Pool Safety Legislation requirements.

To find out if your pool complies, contact Be Safe Pool Fence Inspections to arrange a pool fence safety inspection. Our licensed inspectors can provide you with advice on how to overcome problems if you pool is non-compliant. That’s what we are here for.