A Land Information Memorandum (LIM) is a report prepared by Council (at your request) which provides historical and current information held by Council on a property. It notes matters that Council is aware of that affect the land and any buildings on the property.
Getting a LIM is important. It enables you to check that all buildings and structures on a property which require consent have been issued one. That includes dwellings, garages, alterations, conservatories, spa pools and fireplaces (solid fuel heaters) etc. Unauthorised work may be expensive to rectify and could invalidate your insurance.
The LIM also makes you aware of any potential natural hazards that may affect the property.
It can take up to 10 working days to provide a LIM (excluding weekends and public holidays).
To apply for a LIM you will need:
A full LIM report is made up of two parts. You have the option of purchasing parts A and B, or just part A.
Part A contains the information Council must disclose in a LIM under s 44A(2) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA) and includes:
Part B contains further information which the Council believes may be relevant to the purpose for which a person has requested a LIM. This information is made available under s10 of LGOIMA and may include:
Any plans, aerial photographs or diagrams attached to the LIM are for illustrative purposes only and are not confirmation of the legal position of the boundaries or any services on the property.
If you have any doubts about a site, you should employ an independent consultant.
Please Note: Some properties lack full and accurate historical records as a result of losses during the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake and subsequent mergers of four councils - Hastings City, Hastings Borough, Havelock North Borough and Hawke’s Bay County.
Please contact us if there is conflicting information in a LIM.
Land Information Memorandum 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)|
|Note: Report printing costs may include additional fees and charges depending on the option selected (refer below).|
|Note: A $50 cancellation fee will apply or the actual processing and research costs, whichever is the greatest.|
|Residential Properties||Part A & B - Standard (7-10 working days)||$400.00||Part A only - Standard (7-10 working days)||$320.00|
|Vacant Land (All Properties)||Part A & B - Standard (7-10 working days)||$320.00||Part A only - Standard (7-10 working days)||$165.00|
|Horticultural and Farming Properties||Part A & B - Standard (7-10 working days)||$400.00||Part A only - Standard (7-10 working days)||$320.00|
|Note: Hourly rate charges may apply in excess of 8 hours processing time.||Part A & B - Standard (7-10 working days)||$480.00||Part A only - Standard (7-10 working days)||$430.00|
|Copy and Delivery Options||Electronic reports sent by email or link||No Charge||Print copy sent by standard mail||$40.00|
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