The QBCC, the body responsible for issuing pool safety certificates, has issued an urgent statement (5pm 17/3/17) affecting all sales agents who are seeking pool safety certificates:
The Pool Safety Register is offline
- Queensland’s Pool Safety Register, administered by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), is currently off-line and will be all this weekend.
- This affects the issuing of pool safety certificates, which are needed for property settlements.
- Unfortunately these sites must remain offline this weekend, as IT teams continue to work to rectify the issues affecting these systems.
- The QBCC apologises for the unavailability of the system and the impact this is causing.
- As such, real estate agents are strongly recommended to be mindful of this when discussing contract conditions and settlement dates as well as other details with vendors and purchasers.
- Pool safety certificates should be sought early in the transaction rather than leaving it to the last minute, just before settlement takes place.
- If this systems outage affects property settlements, the QBCC is encouraging parties to seek advice from their legal representative or real estate agent regarding possible solutions to this issue.
- Real estate agents and other parties may wish to print a screen shot of QBCC’s website which details this outage, for future reference.
- Further updates about the system will be available on QBCC’s website and social media on Monday.