Personal Property | Property Lien

In the Personal Property registry, lien searches and lien registrations can all be taken care of at Richmond Road Registry. Please see the menu to the left for our most popular personal property services.

Before purchasing personal property or accepting personal property as collateral for a loan, always do a personal property search to ensure the property is free and clear of any liens. By doing this, it protects the rights of buyers and creditors. If there is a lien registered against the property, the person requesting the search should contact the secured party or creditor for more information.

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Types of Registration:

1. 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

2.  Sale of Goods and Factor Act Registrations

  • A buyer’s interest in goods left in the possession of the seller

3.  Writ of Enforcements

  • Document filed with the Clerk of the Court of Queen’s Bench and registered with the Personal Property Registry to enforce a creditor’s interest

4.  Garageman’s or Garage Keeper’s Lien

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

5.  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

6.  Crown Charge

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

7.  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

8.  Maintenance Order

  • An order or interim order of a court in Alberta, ‘maintenance’ means: maintenance, support or alimony

9.  Railway Rolling Stock

  • A mortgage deed under section 63 of the Railway Act

10.  Court Orders

  • Any order authorized by a court or statute

11.  Attachment Orders

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

12.  Receiver’s Report

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

13.  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 Richmond Road Registry. Paperwork will need to be filled out, along with acceptable identification.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

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PLEASE NOTE: While you can pay online for all personal services, for some services you are required to email us more information to complete the service.