Getting smart before buying a property
Buying a property may be the biggest financial transaction you will ever be involved in, with potentially significant costs if it goes wrong, so find out as much information as you can about the buying process – even before you start looking at properties. Find out what you need to know from the Real Estate Agents Authority.
View property and rating information for properties in the district here together with data on planning, flooding and hazards.
You can access information about Kāpiti Coast District properties in several different ways.
The Rates Search allows you to view property and rating information for properties in the District, and search for Valuation Reference Numbers. The information displayed is taken from the Council's Rating Information Database and Rates Record.
You can also view aerial photographs, planning information, service utilities, hazard features and contours through the interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping tool here.
A Land Information Memorandum (LIM) is a collation of the information the council holds on a property. Most people want a LIM because they are considering buying or selling a residential or commercial property and want to find out as much as possible about it before making a final decision.
The information provided is based on a search of council database records. There may be other information relating to the property which is not known to council - for example illegal or unauthorised building or works on the property. Note that LIM information is not based on an inspection of the property.
A building file search is not a LIM (Land Information Memorandum). The information obtained via a building file search may include informal discussion and carries no legal weight. Reliance on the information is at the customer's own judgement.
Kāpiti Coast District Council has been working with Wellington City Council to extend its Quakecheck Home Assessment Service to residential property owners on the Kāpiti Coast. The service will enable you to assess how safe your home would be in the event of a significant earthquake and advise any actions necessary to make it safe.
The results of an earthquake can sometimes mean damage to our homes and/or property. If you have suffered damage to your home, please contact your insurance company in the first instance.
If you require your name and postal address to be withheld from the Complete Rating Information Database viewable at offices of the Kāpiti Coast District Council and Greater Wellington Council, you must complete the Complete Rating Information Database form or email us here.
You will need to provide details of all properties for which you would like your details withheld. Please note; where there is more than one owner for a property, all owner details for that property will be withheld even if only one of the owners has requested the withholding of information. Also that property owner details will still remain publicly available as part of a property’s Certificate of Title information available at Land Information New Zealand.