When can I have access to the information held on the PPSR?

When can I have access to the information held on the PPSR?

January 23, 2017
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Access to the PPSR is governed by the Personal Property Securities Act 1999. S173 of that Act sets out when a search of the register can be carried out. The following table lists most of the circumstances where a search of the register can be undertaken.

Type of Subscriber Purpose of Access to the PPSR
Any subscriber With the consent of the individual concerned for the purpose of searching for information about that individual in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.
Debtor or secured party A purpose that relates to the debtor’s or secured party’s security interest in respect of which a financing statement has been registered.
Any subscriber Establishing whether or not personal property that is to be purchased or otherwise dealt with by the person is subject to a security interest.
Any subscriber Establishing whether to provide credit to, or to obtain a guarantee or an indemnity from, the person named in the search or the person with an interest in the personal property described in the search.
Any subscriber Establishing whether to provide credit to, or to obtain a guarantee or an indemnity from, a related company of the company named in the search or of the company with an interest in the personal property described in the search.
Any subscriber Establishing whether to invest in, with, or through, the person named in the search.
Any subscriber Establishing whether to invest in, with, or through, a related company of the company named in the search or of the company with an interest in the personal property described in the search.
Liquidator A purpose that relates to the administration of the liquidation.
Receiver A purpose that relates to the administration of the receivership.
Official Assignee A purpose that relates to the administration of the bankruptcy of the person named in the search.
Executor or administrator of a deceased estate A purpose that relates to the administration of the deceased estate of the person named in the search.
Public sector agency A purpose that relates to the maintenance of the law (including the prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution, and punishment of offences).
Holder of a lien or charge or a creditor A purpose that relates to the enforcement of the lien, charge, or creditor’s rights, as the case may be.
Court Bailiff A purpose that relates to the enforcement of a court order or warrant
News medium Verifying or establishing, in relation to a particular record, a fact that relates to its news activities.

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