LIM reports online

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PEOPLE can now apply for a Land Information Memorandum (LIM) online through the Invercargill City Council’s website.

Previously a physical copy of the application needed to be filled out.

Now, anyone can apply and pay for their LIM request entirely online and they will then receive an electronic copy of the LIM.

Director of environmental planning Pamela Gare said: “We have been working towards bringing LIM applications online in an effort to make the process easier and faster for both the general public and for staff. We hope to bring other services online in future.”

A LIM is a document which helps provide useful information to those buying or selling property.

The information covered within a LIM is normally more detailed than what can be viewed on a property file alone.

It includes checks by various council departments and aims to tell people what council knows about the property.

A buyer will gain additional information, which might help their decision-making process; a seller might benefit by being better equipped to answer questions from potential buyers.

For more information, go to www.icc.govt.nz/lims/

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