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Personal Property


Before buying personal property or accepting personal property as collateral for a loan, you should always do a personal property search to ensure the property is free and clear of any liens. This protects the rights of buyers and creditors. In the event that there is a lien registered against the property, the person requesting the search should contact the secured party or creditor for more information.


Types of Registration:

Registration definitions have been provided as a general guideline only for registration purposes. When completing a registration, legislation requirements that govern each registration must be followed. For complex registrations it is advisable to consult a lawyer prior to registration to determine requirements and priorities.

Security Agreement

A security interest under the Personal Property Security Act, including leases for a term of more than one year, transfers of accounts or chattel paper and consignments.


Sale of Goods and Factor Act Registrations

A buyer's interest in goods left in the possession of the seller


Writ of Enforcements

Document filed with the Clerk of the Court of Queen's Bench. Registered with the Personal Property Registry to enforce a creditor's interest.


Garageman's Lien:

A garageman registers a lien against an owner's vehicle for repairs, parts or storage for which he has not been paid


Matrimonial Property Order:

An interest of a spouse given exclusive possession by a Court of a mobile home or household goods under the Matrimonial Property Act


Crown Charge:

A lien, charge or other interest of the Crown created by any law in force in Canada


Land Charge:

An interest in real property of a corporation that secures payment or performance of an obligation under section 59.2 of the Law of Property Act


Maintenance Order:

An order or interim order of a court in Alberta, maintenance means maintenance, support or alimony


Railway Rolling Stock:

A mortgage deed under section 63 of the Railway Act


Court Orders:

Any order authorized by a court or statute


Attachment Orders:

An order granted by the court prior to judgement, to attach to property in order to protect an interest


Receiver's Report:

A notice of a financial statement or final account of the receiver's administration


Statutory Charge:

A lien, charge, or other interest that affects property and is created under an enactment in force in Alberta

All of the above types of registrations may be registered in person at the registry office. The forms are available online or in the office. When you come in, we will require the paperwork to be filled out, along with acceptable identification.