Boarding Houses Act 2012 No 74
16 Requirement to inspect certain registered boarding houses within 12 months of registration
(1) For the purposes of this Division, a registered boarding house is a registrable boarding house that is registered.(2) A council is to arrange for an initial compliance investigation to be conducted under this Division for each registered boarding house located in its area:(a) if the house has not previously been registered—within the period of 12 months after the house is first registered, or(b) if the house has been re-registered following a period of not having been registered—within the period of 12 months after the house is re-registered, or(c) if a proprietor of the house has changed since it was registered or re-registered—within the period of 12 months after the new proprietor’s name is recorded in the Register.(3) An initial compliance investigation is an investigation into whether a registered boarding house complies with requirements imposed by or under the Local Government Act 1993 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 with respect to the use of the boarding house, including (but not limited to):(a) requirements in relation to building and fire safety, and(b) relevant standards or requirements for places of shared accommodation for the purposes of Order No 5 (d) in the Table to section 124 of the Local Government Act 1993.(4) A council is not required to arrange for an initial compliance investigation of a registered boarding house if the premises of the boarding house were inspected under the Local Government Act 1993 or this Division at any time in the period of 12 months immediately before the date on which the boarding house was registered or re-registered or a new proprietor’s name was recorded in the Register (as the case requires).