Pool Fence Laws

Beware of Pool Fence Safety Certificates being issued on unlawful pool fences

You’ve just purchased your new house and all appears to be proceeding smoothly. You’re building inspection report did not highlight an array of disastrous issues and the pest inspectors report confirmed that your house was free from termite attack. Even the valuer is impressed with your negotiating skills and your final purchase price. If the house you are purchasing has a swimming pool there will however be one more hurdle to cross. The vendor, in accordance with new pool fencing laws, should provide you with a pool fencing safety certificate. The problem is the pool fence safety certificates are often not worth the paper they are written on. […]

By |October 3rd, 2011|blog, Pool Fence Laws|0 Comments

Buyers – Beware of how the new pool safety laws could cost you.

BEWARE:  Under the new Pool Safety Laws, sellers of properties with a pool must provide a buyer with a swimming pool safety certificate prior to settlement.  Alternatively , the seller may sign a Form 36 – Notice of no pool safety certificate. We have noticed that many sellers are choosing to sign this form, which […]

By |January 18th, 2011|blog, Pool Fence Laws, Purchasing a House|0 Comments

New Pool Safety Laws

A new item in the Reference Schedule for Pool Safety has been included with a series of questions about the property.  The questions and details of Pool Safety Inspection Date (if applicable) will need to be completed at the time of filling out the contract. If there is […]

By |December 2nd, 2010|blog, Pool Fence Laws|0 Comments

Pool Fence Row

By |November 26th, 2010|blog, Pool Fence Laws|0 Comments

Pool Safety Certificates

The Queensland Department of Infrastructure and Planning has advised it will be running state-wide road shows about the new pool safety laws in late November and early December 2010. Details of dates and locations will be published soon. The road shows are for key stakeholders, including Local Government officers, pool safety inspectors, building certifiers, pool […]

By |October 25th, 2010|blog, Pool Fence Laws|0 Comments

New Pool Safety Laws to start December 1

Media Release by Minister for Infrastructure and Planning The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe 20/10/2010 The second and final stage of Queensland’s tough new swimming pool safety laws will come into effect on 1 December 2010, Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Stirling Hinchliffe announced […]

By |October 20th, 2010|blog, Pool Fence Laws|0 Comments

Parliament passes new pool fencing laws

By Kerrin Binnie If a house is sold in Qld, the owner will now have 90 days from settlement to get a compliance certificate. (ABC TV News – file image) All pool fences will have to be up to scratch within five years under legislation passed by Queensland Parliament. […]

By |October 13th, 2010|blog, Pool Fence Laws|0 Comments

Review of Queensland’s swimming pool safety laws

Download and read the Swimming pool safety review committee report to the Queensland Government. http://www.dip.qld.gov.au/resources/poolfencing/pool-safety-report.pdf

By |October 12th, 2010|blog, Pool Fence Laws|0 Comments

Pool owners must register their pool under new pool safety legislation

Pool owners will be given six months from the introduction of the new law (1 December 2010) to have their pool on the electronic pool register.  Further details on how to register your swimming pool and the registration deadline will be posted here once the new pool safety legislation comes into effect on 1 December […]

By |October 12th, 2010|blog, Pool Fence Laws|0 Comments

Changes to Pool Fence Laws requires owners obtain Pool Safety Compliance Certificates

REVISED pool-fencing laws will be in place by December 1 and apply immediately to all new residential pools, Premier Anna Bligh said. New rules for existing pools will be introduced in December 2010, with owners to be given up to five years to become compliant unless the property is rented or sold. […]

By |October 12th, 2010|blog, Pool Fence Laws|0 Comments