Queensland Law Society

New swimming pool legislation information now available

Queensland Law Society has published valuable information regarding the new Pool Safety Certificate disclosure regime.

This regime, introduced by the Building and Other Legislation Amendment (No 2) Act 2010, starts on 1 December 2010, and affects:

  • Pool owners
  • People leasing a house with a pool
  • Property vendors (people selling a property) with a pool
  • Purchasers who are buying a property with a pool.

If you fall under one of the above categories, you need to be aware of changes in statutory obligations regarding Pool Safety Certificates. For those with a contract settling on or after 1 December 2010, these obligations must be carried out and carry penalties if not observed.

Pool Safety Certificates forms are available on the Department of Infrastructure and Planning website at http://www.dip.qld.gov.au/forms-templates/pool-safety-forms.html, including the:

For consumers

If you want more information, contact your solicitor. You can locate a solicitor using the ‘Find a solicitor’ function on the right hand side of this page.

For legal practitioners

In addition to the published information, details of the new regime will be included in the following Queensland Law Society events:

Property Law Conference 2010

25-26 November 2010
Sebel and Citigate Hotel King George Square, Brisbane

Property Law Update - Swimming Pool Safety Compliance

8 December 2010
Law Society House
Time: 12.30pm - 2.00pm (Registration 12pm)

For more information, please contact info@qls.com.au.