As noted above, a security agreement cannot be considered valid if the guarantees are not properly described. In particular, security descriptions should not be overly broad or general. Too broad a description may include a lump sum description or call the debtor “all assets.” An often confusing term “perfect” in a security agreement does not mean that the document is error-free. On the contrary, a “perfect” security contract ensures that an insured party can claim promised guarantees in the event that the debtor declares bankruptcy. Real estate that can be declared as collateral under a security agreement includes inventory of products, furniture, equipment used by a company, home furnishings and real estate owned by the company. The borrower is responsible for maintaining security in good condition in the event of a default. The property classified as collateral should not be removed from the premises unless the property is required in the normal framework of operations. A security agreement describes a lender`s security interest in a specific asset or asset that acts as collateral for a loan. If the debtor is late in the loan, the lender has the right to close the property or assets and recover it.

One of the most common examples would be the use of real estate as collateral. While most parties prefer to perfect a security interest by submitting the UCC-1 form, it is also possible to achieve perfection if the secure part has the warranties. The exception: detention does not apply to intangible property, such as claims. Given that many debtors prefer to continue to use or hold collateral, this approach is not common. The security agreement should also specify a repayment plan. Pending the completion of the repayment, the guarantee agreement grants the lender a security interest. 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.