PHOTO: ANDY JACKSON/STUFF Geoff Leadley was led to believe a wahi taonga site could prevent building a 60m long boundary wall block traffic noise-until he began asking more questions.
A New Plymouth property owner is urging new home buyers not to rely on Land Information Memorandum (LIM) reports after wrong information got him into a planning wrangle with the district council.
Geoff Leadley said he was misled by an LIM report for a rural property he bought in Brixton, north of New Plymouth, in 2018, which omitted details of a wahi taonga (an area significant to Māori).
LIM reports are legally binding documents containing everything known by the relevent council about a property and any issues that might affect it.
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