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You can do a $2 online PPSR search to find out if personal property has a security interest against it. If it does, it may mean the property has money owing on it. 

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There are many types of searches you can do on the PPSR to find out if there is a security interest registered over personal property. 

When you search, you’ll get a certificate you can keep as proof of whether or not a security interest was registered at that time. If you don’t do a search and buy property that has a security interest registered over it, you’re at risk of the goods being repossessed even though you’ve paid for them.

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Use a vehicle's serial number to check the PPSR for any security interests registered against it, or see if it is recorded as written off or stolen. 

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Once you've done your search, get help to understand your results.

 

 

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Find out how you can use the PPSR to easily retrieve a copy of your search result at no cost. 

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Before going into business or lending money to an organisation, you can search the PPSR using an organisation's identifier to check if there are security interests registered against their personal property.

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Before going into business or lending money to an individual, you can search the PPSR using an individual's name and date of birth to check if there are security interests registered against their personal property.

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Found something you think isn't right in your search? See what steps you can take to dispute it.

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Use the serial number of a boat, jet-ski, tinny or other type of watercraft to check the PPSR for any security interests registered against it.

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Use the serial number of a plane, helicopter, glider or other aircraft, to check the PPSR for any security interests registered against it.

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Before you purchase the rights to intellectual property such as copyright, patents and designs, you can search the PPSR to check if there are security interests registered against it.

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Search to find security interests at a point in time using a serial number or grantor details.

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Search to check the status of a PPSR registration using its 15 digit PPSR registration number.

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Search to compare two registration events to understand the order of the events, (such as when they were created or expired).

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