Monday, April 4, 2016

Swimming Pool Fence Regulations

Bowing to the inevitable, the rules for certification of swimming pool fences are, at the last minute, being relaxed. (Refer to several earlier posts on this issue) We are advised by Hornsby Shire Council that a property can be sold despite a pool having failed it's initial inspection, and on settlement the new owner has to fix the deficiencies within a mandated period. Obviously the purchaser will expect a price reduction, and presumably the sales contract will have to be amended, giving the buyer the chance to change his mind. Add in solicitors fees and this could result in some serious unhappiness! But at least Mr Baird will get the stamp duty from the sale!