Posted by: Tom Wood | Date: 7 December 2011
The Personal Property Securities Act (“PPSA”) will come into effect early in 2012. This legislation is very important and you need to act now. It will dramatically alter the way in which security over personal property can be protected.
“Personal property” is any property, whether tangible or intangible, e.g. machinery and equipment, inventory, motor vehicles, book debts, receivables, stock, crops, trademarks and patents. Only land, fixtures and certain licences are excluded from the definition of “personal property”.
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you need to urgently get legal advice to protect your interests
If you feel that any of your transactions will be affected by PPSA, you should ensure you have proper advice about protecting them. This posting sets out some areas affected by PPSA which may be unexpected. If you have transactions in any of these areas, you should urgently seek advice about protecting your interests.
Registering a security interest gives qualified priority. Any delay in registering the interest or any inaccuracy in the registration could be disastrous. Any new security interests created after the commencement of PPSA must be registered quickly (there are strict time limits for some securities) and may be registered before the transaction is effected.
It is not my normal practice to promote our business on this blog, but this legislation is very important and you need to act now. Because of this we have a special offer for December 2011 for all of the subscribers of this blog and for anyone one that you may feel will benefit.
We are offering a free review of your documents so that we can let you know whether you are protected.
Failure to protect security interests could be expensive. I therefore urge you to think seriously about the matters raised.
Please contact me if you wish to discuss anything relating to the Personal Properties Securities Act (PPSA).