A LIM is a document that provides all information held by NCC on a specific property regarding the land in question. It is recommended you obtain a LIM for any property you’re looking to purchase as it could influence your decision to buy.
A Land Information Memorandum is a report prepared by Council at your request. It provides information relating to:
Special Land features or characteristics including potential:
The LIM may also include:
Any other information concerning the land which the Council considers, at its discretion to be relevant.
If you are considering purchasing a property in the Napier City area it is recommended that you obtain a LIM prior to completing the purchase.
A LIM can be very useful in deciding if the property is worth purchasing, free from any restrictions and whether the intended use of the land is permitted.
LIM application forms are available at the Napier City Council Customer Service Centre, on this page under 'Related Documents' or you can click ‘REQUEST A LIM ONLINE’ below. We will complete the reporting process and you will receive the final LIM report within 10 working days of receiving the application.
Please ensure all information requested in the application form is included to help us process and return the memorandum to you as quickly as possible. LIM reports will not begin processing until payment is received.
It is also advisable to carry out a property search of Council records. The LIM includes all information known to Council. A visual check of the approved plans held in the property File can sometimes reveal unauthorised works.
These works need to be identified and assessed as being safe, sanitary and complying with the Resource Management Act before you finalise your purchase.
A LIM does not cover:
A LIM is not a comprehensive assessment of a property. It only serves to document what information Council has about the property at the time the LIM is prepared. It is essential that if you have any doubts about a site, you employ a relevant independent consultant.
Town Planning Resource Consents Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).
|Land Information Memorandum||Fee (incl GST)|
|LIM||Residential and Rural||$316.00||Commercial and Industrial||$471.00|
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