Land Information Memorandum (LIM)

A LIM is the most comprehensive report you can get on a property. LIMs include historical and current information on commercial and residential properties.

Last updated: 9:30a.m., 25 September 2017

LIMs confirmations

All LIM applications will be acknowledged by email. If you do not receive confirmation by email within two working days, contact the LIMs team directly via buslimsbcls@wcc.govt.nz or phone 04 801 4303.

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If you are interested in selling or buying a property, you can apply for a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) to help you thoroughly check it out. You can apply online for a LIM report.

What a LIM report includes

A LIM is a comprehensive report that has all relevant information the Council knows about a property or section.

LIM information includes:

  • any special feature of the land Council knows about including the downhill movement, gradual sinking or wearing away of any land, the falling of rock or earth, flooding of any type and possible contamination or hazardous substances
  • information the Council holds on private and public stormwater and sewerage drains
  • rates information
  • any consents, notices, orders or requisitions affecting the land or buildings
  • District Plan classifications that relate to the land or buildings
  • any other classifications on the land or buildings notified to the Council by network utility operators in relation to the Building Act 2004
  • any other information the Council deems relevant.

Note:
Copies of floor plans are not included with this report.
To get a copy of the floor plans, contact Wellington City Archives on 04 801 2096.

What you'll need to apply for a LIM

To apply for a LIM, you will need to have a current (no older than 3 months) Computer Register (Certificate of Title) to attach to your LIM request. To get a copy of your Certificate of Title, contact LINZ or order one online.

We can't start processing your request until we receive a copy of the Certificate of Title.

Land Title Services, LINZ (Land Information New Zealand)

Phone 0800 665 463
Website https://apps.linz.govt.nz/survey-titles/order-copy/

Apply and pay for a LIM online

Apply online

Don't want to apply online?

Print out the application form below and either mail it to lims@wcc.govt.nz, post it, or bring it in to the Council in person.

Payment can be made via credit card over the phone or through direct credit bank transfer, please specify which method you would prefer when you send in your application. We will then get in touch with you to request payment.

Please remember to include a recent copy of the Certificate of Title (Computer Register) with you application.

Fees

Service Charge
LIM: Residential $333.25
LIM: Fast-track residential (5 working days)
(Conditions apply and applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.)
$499.50
LIM: Non-residential base fee $777.75
LIM: Per hour after seven hours $103.00

All charges include GST.

Any materials expenses are not included in these prices and are additional charges.

LIM: Fast-track residential

To apply for a Fast-track LIM, select the Residential LIM and pay the default fee of $333.25. Once you have applied, contact the LIM Team on 04 801 4303, or email lims@wcc.govt.nz and request a Fast-track LIM. This request must be made no later than one working day after the original application. If your request is accepted, you will be asked to pay an additional fee of $166.25. Fast-track LIMs will not be released until this additional fee is paid.

Please note, conditions apply and applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Fast-track applications will not be accepted for recent subdivisions or multi-unit properties. Contact the LIM Team on 04 801 4303 to check your eligibility. 

LIM Cancellation Fees

A cancellation fee is applied based on the number of elapsed days from the date of request.

Refunds issued if cancelled Refund
Within 1 working day $242.60
Between 1 and 3 working days $183.90
After 3 working days $105.60
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Processing time

The following time frames exclude public holidays and do not apply for the period 25 December - 15 January.

A LIM usually takes up to 10 working days to process.

A LIM Fast-track Residential takes 5 days. (Criteria apply and applications will only be accepted on a case-by-case basis.)

A LIM is issued under legislation

Information on land and property is sourced from Council records, with the Council obliged to make it available on request under Section 44A of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

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More information

Building Compliance and Consents – LIM team

Phone 04 801 4303
Email LIMs@wcc.govt.nz
Postal Address PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140
Street Address 101 Wakefield Street
Wellington 6011
Hours
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm
Public holidays Closed