Land Information Memorandum
A Land Information Memorandum (LIM) is a document that provides information held by the Council about a specific property.
When should you get a LIM?
The Council encourages people to get a LIM when considering whether to purchase a property as it could disclose information that could influence your decision.
What information will I get?
A LIM will contain all or any of the following, as applicable:
- Official address, legal description, and unit/flat number as appropriate.
- Special land features or characteristics including known hazards for example potential for erosion, slippage, subsidence or flooding.
- Private and public stormwater and sewerage (wastewater) drains as shown in the Council records.
- Rates information for example annual rates payable and rates outstanding on the property.
- Planning information - any resource consents or requisitions affecting the land, and information on zonings and designations. Information relating to the use to which the land may be put and conditions attached to that use.
- Health information - any licences, registrations or requisitions, for example for food premises, health facilities.
- Subdivision and developments - any known developments.
- Building - any building consents/permits, code compliance certificates, existence of a swimming pool.
- Information given to the Council about the land or buildings and/or site designations imposed by any statutory body, for example Historic Places Trust.
- Any other information that the Council considers (at its discretion) to be relevant.
Please note that a LIM can only provide information that the Council has on its records.
The Council may not have all the information required to make a sound decision about purchasing the property, therefore you should inspect the site and also get expert opinion on the property.
What information won’t I get?
A LIM will not provide full details of building restrictions applying to a site. If you are intending to buy a property for development, check your proposal against the rules of the District Plan.
The Council cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information held on its files. If you have any queries or concerns you should discuss them with a building officer or duty planner at Lakes Environmental and obtain appropriate independent professional advice.
How do I get a LIM?
Please complete the application form in full and provide all of the necessary associated information. There is a link to this form on Lakes Environmental's website to the right of this page.
Please submit your application to Lakes Environmental, Private Bag 50077, Queenstown 9348.