LIM (Land Information Memorandum)
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:
- Avulsion (removal of land by water action)
- Falling debris
- Subsidence / Slippage
- Alluvion (deposit of silt from flooding)
- Inundation (flooding)
- For the presence of contaminants relevant to land and known to Council
- Private and public stormwater and sewerage drains as recorded by Council
- Rating information including any arrears owing.
- Consents, Certificates or Notices, Orders or Requisitions affecting the land or any buildings on the land previously issued by Council under the Building Act 1991 or any other Act.
- Certificates issued by a Building Certifier pursuant to the Building Act 1991.
- Land use information and conditions attached to use.
- Any statutory organisation (i.e. Historic Places Trust or Department of Conservation) which has the power to classify land or buildings for any purpose.
- Network Utility Operators included under the Building Act 1991.
The LIM may also include:
Any other information concerning the land which the Council considers, at its discretion to be relevant.
When should I obtain a LIM?
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.
How do I obtain a LIM?
LIM application forms are available from the Napier City Council Planning Department or can be downloaded at the bottom of this page under Related Documents. 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.
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.
What a LIM does not cover
A LIM does not cover:
- Any development works undertaken without Council knowledge or consent.
- A full and comprehensive outline of development restrictions applying to a site.
- A site visit to the property.
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.
Application procedure for a LIM
- File Staff prepare the file and check rating information to verify Lot and DP number
- Planner completes information relating to the District Plan and Resource Management Act
- Plumbing and Drainage Check
- Building Inspectors Check
- Development Engeneer check for Geotechnical information and Council Services
- Environmental Health check, Swimming Pool Register and Licences registered with the Property.
- Receptionist types LIM and prepares for issue
Town Planning - Resource Consents Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.
All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).
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