This page contains information about Land Information Memorandum (LIM) Reports.
If you consider purchasing a property in the Horowhenua District, it is recommended that you obtain a LIM before finalising the purchase. You will find a LIM useful in helping you decide whether the land is worth purchasing, free from any restrictions, and whether the intended use of the land is feasible.
Please note that the processing time for all LIM Applications (both online and offline) received on or after 11 December 2018 may be extended due to the way in which response times are measured during this period.
What does this mean?
The days between 25 December in any year and ending with 15 January in the following year are not deemed as working days. Horowhenua District Council is therefore not obligated to process LIM reports during this period.
Will the LIM be accepted?
The answer is "yes', if all of the information provided on the application form is correct. However, Council operates with reduced staffing levels during this period. As the period of 25 December and 15 January is not deemed as working days (please see (b) below), your LIM Report Application may not progress during this period. This period should be taken into consideration when a contract for the purchase of a property is being considered.
Definition of a Working Day
The definition of a working day in the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 is any day of the week other than:
(a) Saturday, Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, ANZAC Day, Labour Day, the Sovereign's Birthday and Waitangi Day; and
(b) A day in the period commencing with the 25th day of December in any year and ending with the 15th day of January in the following year.
The completed LIM Report (Land Information Memorandum) will include information found in Horowhenua District Council's records relating to the following matters:
- A summary of the rates account
- District Plan information including zoning and an indication of the status of intended use of the property
- Information identifying any special feature or characteristics of the land concerned
- Any natural or man-made hazards that may affect the property
- Building Consents/Permits and related information
- Other consents, licenses, certificates, requisitions, orders and notices affecting the land or any building on the land previously issued by council
- Swimming pool compliance
- Information on private and public stormwater and sewerage drains on the property as shown in Council's records
- Status of Road - Public, Private or Right of Way
- Type of water connection (if any) - metered, on demand or restricted and any conditions relating to this water connection/supply.
- Other information concerning the land that Council considers, at its discretion, to be relevant.
Note: The information supplied represents information held on the Horowhenua District Council files but where supplied to the Council by a third party, it may not have been independently verified. The applicant should not rely on the information supplied for any purpose without personally verifying its accuracy and completeness at Council. For the purposes of this report an on-site inspection of the LIM property is not made.
You can apply for a LIM online by simply clicking on 'Apply online' below.
Please note that to ensure that your LIM application refers to the correct property, you'll need to provide the following documentation with your application:
- a copy of the Certificate of Title (CT) for the property (or properties) for which a LIM is required for; and
- copies of any Consent Notices registered on those titles.
Council will not commence processing LIM Requests until copies of the Certificate of Title and any Consent Notices have been provided and payment is received.
Payment can be made at the time of applying by Credit/Debit Card or Internet Banking POLi. There are also options for paying after you have submitted your application, by Internet Banking or in person.
Horowhenua District Council's Terms and Conditions for credit or debit card payments for our Online LIM Application are available below. These are additional to our standard Terms and Conditions for online payments which can be viewed on our Terms and Conditions for Online Payments page.
Acceptance of Terms & Conditions
By choosing to pay by Credit or Debit Card on our Online LIM Application and submitting the application form you are confirming that you have read and understood the Online Payment Terms and agree to accept and abide by them.
Once you have submitted the application form you will then be directed to our Payment Gateway.
The credit card transaction is carried out in terms of the arrangement between you and your credit card issuer. Please check with your credit card issuer for any other fees or charges that may apply.
New Zealand Currency
All transactions will be displayed and processed in New Zealand dollars. If you make a payment with a credit card or debit card issued outside New Zealand, any currency conversion will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the card and you may be charged currency conversion fees by the issuer.
Process and Transaction Details
At the end of the payment process a Receipt page will appear. This will display the information submitted with the payment and the outcome of the purchase request. It is recommended that you keep a copy of this page for your records.
The name that will appear on your credit card statement for this transaction (principle payment) will be "Horowhenua Dc".
If paying by debit card, the name that will appear on your bank statement for this transaction (principle payment) will be "Horowhenua DC" or in some instances "Horowhenua D".
Please allow time for your transaction to be processed. If your payment is made before 10.30pm New Zealand time, your payment will appear in your Horowhenua District Council account the following business day. Transactions after 10.30pm will appear after two working days.
If you make an incorrect payment and require a refund you will need to contact Council to complete a refund request. The processing of this refund will be at the discretion of the Finance Manager and will take 10 working days to process.
Horowhenua District Council does not collect or save credit card or debit card information. You will be directed to a secure payment page to enter payment details.
You can also print and complete the application form available for downloading below and send or deliver the completed form, along with the required documentation and fee, to Horowhenua District Council.
Fax service is accepted provided the fee follows in the mail with the original form and documentation.
Standard Processing fee for a LIM application
(up to 10 working days and not including date of receipt of payment).
Commercial/industrial/rural/rural-residential properties may incur additional processing fees of $107.00 per hour.
Any costs above the standard processing fee will be advised prior to the LIM being completed.
Horowhenua District Council reserves the right to review any fees and charges at any time.