Law of Ship Mortgages

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Registration of mortgages

6.1 Introduction

6.1.1 In many Commonwealth countries a comprehensive system of registration of security interests in personal property has been created by statute but, as yet, in the United Kingdom there is no central registry for the registration of security interests,1 apart from the registration regime of the Companies Act 2006 for charges created by companies incorporated in any part of the United Kingdom and limited liability partnerships. In the United Kingdom there are separate registries for recording security interests in land,2 ships,3 aircraft,4 personal property (chattels) owned by an individual or a partnership,5 agricultural equipment,6 trademarks,7 patents8 and registered designs.9

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