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PPSA Amendment – Short term leases

The definition of a PPS Lease under the Personal Properties and Securities Act 2009 (Cth) has been amended in relation to short term leases.

From 1 October 2015, leases and bailments of serial numbered goods for a term of between 90 days and one year are not PPS Leases and do not need to be registered in the Personal Properties Securities Register, unless they are "in substance" security interests securing payment or performance of an obligation.

This amendment applies to leases and bailments entered into after this date.

For leases and bailments of one year or more, or of an indefinite term, registration is still required.

This is for general information purposes only. It is not intended to be legal advice and should not be relied on for that purpose. Formal legal advice should be obtained that is specific to your circumstances. To the extent permitted, Garland Hawthorn Brahe excludes all liability arising from reliance on this information.

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