Lims land information memorandums

A LIM is a report generated by a Council which provides information that Council holds on a property.

LIM's are frequently requested prior to a sale of a property, and standard sale and purchase agreements contain provision for sales to be conditional on a satisfactory LIM report. Councils retain property files and the reports provide details from these files including:

  • Legal descriptions
  • Valuations
  • Rating information including unpaid rates
  • Zoning and information from the District or City Plan
  • Public services such as stormwater, wastewater and watersupply and connections to these services
  • Consents including building consents that have been issued

The LIM may also not include copies of building plans (including plans of septic tanks) or details on sites of cultural heritage significance. This information may be provided if specifically requested.
However because the data is sourced from Council records, they will not include a copy of the title, details of easements, or details of covenants on the title.

LIMs can be obtained from Local Council offices and normally the Council can provide either an urgent LIM or a standard LIM, for different fees.