Do you know the Personal Property Securities Registry (PPSR)? It is an online registration filed on January 30, 2012 that protects your business by buying, selling or renting properties that include valuable assets, stocks, vehicles, machinery, office equipment, crops and livestock – almost anything except real estate.
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Key facts There are a number of complex facts and problems that arise in a 90 page test and in this case a brief summary of some (and not all) of these issues is presented. ·
Carpenter was involved in livestock trade and bought cattle through her cattle agents. Agents would buy livestock on behalf of Carpenter and then deliver it to Carpenter for sale on the export market. Agents would pay sellers and take out sellers’ rights under sales contracts.· On March 24, 2015, the directors were appointed to Carpenter.·
The agents argued that they had improved the PPSR check interests of the cattle and therefore Carpenter had no rights over the cattle he owned.·
The administrators obtained prior orders from the Court which allowed them to sell their livestock, without prejudice to the alleged agent’s interest in the product of sale that had been determined by the Court Problems for Determination The issues for determining the Court were:
1. if the bovine animals sold by Carpenter were subject to the agent’s security interests under various agreements with Carpenter;
2. whether directors were allowed to handle the proceeds of the sale as Carpenter’s exclusive property because of the security interests conferred by the directors in accordance with section 267 of the PPSA and section 588FL of the law; is
3. whether directors were entitled to a fair tax on the proceeds of the sale of livestock for the universal distribution costs incurred by the administration