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A LIM (Land Information Memorandum) is a report about a specific property prepared by the Council at your request. It contains all the information Council knows about the land and buildings, including:

  • Rates
  • Zoning, designations, protected trees etc
  • Building consent information
  • Private and public stormwater and sewerage drains
  • Swimming pools
  • Refuse
  • Land and capital value
  • Resource consents
  • Special land features (e.g. wind zones, flood risk, etc)
  • Water (whether or not the property is metered)
  • Health licences/regulations

As well as any other information Council has that it considers to be relevant. If you are considering purchasing a property in the Matamata-Piako District, it is recommended that you get a LIM before finalising the purchase.

Please note that LIM reports are based on a search of Council records only and there may be other information relating to the land that Council does not know about, such as any or unauthorised buildings or works on the property.

Thinking of purchasing a property? Find out about what you need to know when buying.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if a LIM shows that no records are held by the Council but there is some works or building on the property?

A Land Information Memorandum (LIM) identifies the information held by the Council concerning any building consent or permit for existing buildings or structures. In some cases however, the Council's records may be incomplete, and there is a building in existence. The absence of Council's records for building permits or consents may mean any of the following:

• The building was erected without a permit or consent
• The Council no longer holds a record of the permit (past bylaws allowed for some records to be discarded after 10 years from the date of issue)
• The property was in the ownership of the Crown when the building was constructed and did not therefore require a permit.