If a creditor has an interest in the security of your property, this will probably be described in a security agreement. This important contract should not be concluded without careful consideration, as a default could have serious consequences. Below, we look at the basics of security agreements and several details that you may not have taken into account. A security agreement under U.S. law is a contract that governs the relationship between the parties with some kind of financial transaction known as a secure transaction. In the case of a secure transaction, the Grantor (usually a borrower, but perhaps a surety or collateral) assigns the beneficiary (usually the lender) a security interest for personal property called security. Stocks, livestock and vehicles are examples of typical warranties. A guarantee contract is not used to transfer any shares in real estate (land/real estate), only personal property. The document used by lenders to obtain a right to pledge to real estate is a mortgage or an act of trust. The borrower may have limited options to provide guarantees that would satisfy lenders.
Even if a security agreement grants only a partial security interest to the property, lenders may be reluctant to offer financing for the property. The possibility of cross-protection would remain, which would require the liquidation of the property to attempt to release its value and compensate the lenders. A security agreement may be oral if the guaranteed party (the lender) is in possession of the guarantees. If the guarantee is physically held by the borrower or if the guarantee is an intangible value (. For example, a patent, [1) of claims or a debt title), the guarantee agreement must be made in writing to comply with the fraud law. The security contract must be authenticated by the debtor, i.e. it must bear the debtor`s signature or be marked electronically. It must provide an appropriate description of the guarantees and use words that show an intention to create an interest in securities (the right to claim repayment of the loan through stolen property).
In order for the security contract to be valid, the borrower must normally have rights to the guarantees at the time the contract is implemented. If a borrower promises as collateral a car owned by a neighbour and the neighbour does not know or support this promise, the security agreement is ineffective. However, a security agreement may specify that it contains post-acquired properties. If such a specification is included, then a promise of “all cars in the borrower`s possession” would include the neighbor`s car if the borrower were to buy that car from the neighbor. The security agreement defines the different rights that the donor will have with respect to guarantees that, in addition to all other rights that the lender may have by law, such as the rights of Article 9 of the Single Code of Commerce, which has been adopted in one way or another by each state in the United States.