Pool Safety Inspections: Real estate agent’s conflict of interest

The Pool Safety Council has received complaints about the practice of some property managers (real estate agents) who are also licensed Pool Safety Inspectors conducting pool safety inspections for properties which they manage or that are managed by their employing agency.

Pool Safety Inspectors are bound by the code of conduct which outlines a number of common scenarios that may constitute a conflict of interest. Real estate agents who are also PSIs should be aware that this activity potentially breaches the code of conduct on the grounds that the Pool Safety Inspections has a ‘direct or indirect pecuniary interest in the building on the subject land’ and a relationship with the person for whom they are conducting the pool safety inspection i.e. their employer or employee. PSC staff will be investigating instances where this conduct may have occurred.

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