“In WA, who is required to maintain a swimming pool to a reasonable standard? I was concerned at the state of the pool when I moved into my property and noted the damage in my condition report – but it has been six months since any maintenance was done. Is the owner responsible?”
Tricia said the lessor (property owner) is required under the Act to maintain and repair the premises in a timely manner.
“Have you requested any particular maintenance to be carried out in relation to the pool? If not, I would suggest letting the Property Manager know of any issues as they may have overlooked this when you returned the Property Condition Report,” she said.
Tricia said that as a tenant, you are required to maintain the pool to a clean condition and ensure it is properly treated, unless your lease agreement states otherwise.
Pool care for new tenants
When completing a property condition report, if there is a swimming pool or spa, record its condition and note the accessories and cleaning equipment and check they work.