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Q&A with Nicole - Pool Compliance

Q. I am getting ready to sell my parents’ house, it has a swimming pool that was completed about 15 years ago and I’m concerned it doesn’t comply anymore. I'm worried we can't move forward until we make it compliant but we have limited funds until the sale goes through. Are we able to sell without doing any improvements?

This is a great question and a situation that has become quite common. Swimming pool regulations have changed considerably in recent years and many pools that were compliant when completed are no longer.

The short answer is yes, you can sell the property without making the improvements to gain compliance.

Your solicitor/conveyancer will include a non-compliance certificate in your sales contract, detailing the works the new owner will need to undertake within a timeframe to achieve compliance.

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