Posted by: Christen Giles at February 14 2018 03:24:00.
The legal issues surrounding the taking of security are complex, and there are various legal forms that can be used, for example, a chattel mortgage (a mortgage over tangible and moveable property, such as plant and machinery or vehicles), fixed and floating charge, pledge, lien and assignment by way of security. Security over shares is different again, and can be achieved by way of a legal mortgage, an equitable mortgage or an equitable charge.
Why should you use a free loan agreement template when loaning money? Because of what can happen when you don’t . When loan agreement templates aren’t followed, the lending party can lose some or all of the money owed with no certain legal remedies. Without following a sample loan agreement, you can also not enforce when the loan is to be repaid; in fact, you could find yourself waiting for years for repayment.
There are a number of issues that need to be addressed in order for a lender to enforce its security, such as: The loan agreement must contain a right of enforcement (including detailed provisions regarding when and how a lender can enforce its security). Ideally the enforcement provisions should be tailored to reflect the nature of the secured asset. Then the lender must formally demand repayment. There must be some agreement as to how the lender takes possession of the secured assets (or in some cases, ownership must pass in order for the security to be valid – for example, in the case of a legal mortgage of shares). The loan agreement must contain a power of sale in relation to the secured assets. The security may be invalid unless registered at Companies House and in the borrower’s company registers. If an individual or partnership provides security over chattels, the requirements of the rather arcane Bills of Sale Act (1878) must be complied with. In view of the complexity of taking security, you are advised to take legal advice to ensure that the proposed security is enforceable in the event of default in repayment.
Loan Agreements regulate the making of term loans from one party to another. The Simply-Docs Loan Agreements cover the necessary legal and practical commercial considerations relevant to the lending of small to medium sized amounts for specified periods of time.