Some PPSA registrations are about to expire ‒ don't get caught out

08 Jan 2019
30 January 2019 marks the seventh anniversary of when the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) started to apply and, as registrations against serial numbers and/or consumer property can only have a duration of 7 years, that means those types of registrations (if made in 2012) will expire automatically this year unless they are renewed.

If you have made registrations on the PPS register that are for a period of 7 years (or less):

If you do not renew your registration before it expires and have to make a new registration:

  • you may lose your priority position; and/or
  • your security interest could vest in the grantor if the grantor goes into administration or liquidation within 6 months of that new registration.

To avoid these consequences, you should renew your registrations in advance of their expiry if they continue to perfect security interests in your favour.

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