Land Information Memorandum (LIM)

​​​A Land Information Memorandum (LIM) is a summary of property information stored on our databases and collected from all of our relevant departments. 

Why you should get a LIM?

If you are buying a property, a LIM may answer some important questions about the property and any associated buildings. If you are selling a property, a LIM is a way of informing potential buyers.

A LIM provides you the opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have regarding Council requirements, matters or issues, and to obtain advice from your solicitor.

Banks and insurance companies may require a LIM to protect their investment.

Please be aware that only a current LIM is valid for the purpose of a Sale and Purchase Agreement. Also, a LIM report does not include a physical inspection of the property.

How to apply for a LIM

Apply online 

Save time and apply for a LIM application completely online!

You can also download and complete the LIM application:
Download:  LIM Application Form [PDF, 2 pages, 650KB]

You will need to provide:

  • the street address
  • legal description, e.g. Lot & DP/S
  • the current owner's name 
  • current and appropriate Certificate of Title together with attached diagram which is shown in the application form
  • the appropriate fee.

A LIM report takes 10 working days to compile. An urgent service came into effect from 1 July 2018, this option takes five working days to compile the LIM report.​

Certificate of Title

An application is not considered to be submitted unless the full and correctly completed application has been received by Council along with a Historical Certificate of Title, no older than 14 days - this title can be obtained from Land Information NZ, or a copy can be obtained from your lawyer or real estate agent.

​Real Estate Agents Authority

The Real Estate Agents Authority is an independent government agency that regulates the New Zealand real estate industry. Their purpose is to promote a high standard of service and professionalism in the real estate industry and help protect buyers and sellers of property.

They provide information for buyers and sellers, provide guidance for agents and deal with complaints about agents' behaviour.

Find out more about the Real Estate Agents Authority.​

Page reviewed: 15 Aug 2018 9:40am