A REVS check is a pre-purchase boat or jet-ski check that provides details of finance owing & encumbrances. REVS stands for Register of Encumbered Vehicles. This register has since been replaced by the PPSR (Personal Property Securities Register), however REVS is still synonymous with vehicle & watercraft checks in Australia.
If you are purchasing a used boat or jet-ski, it is your responsibility to ensure there are no encumbrances (finance owing). If you purchase a boat or jet-ski that has an encumbrance, as the new owner, you would assume any remaining debt. A REVS Check not only gives you peace of mind, it also gives you protection under the law as per the PPSA 2009 (Cth)
It is recommended that you buy a REVS Check just before purchasing the boat or jet-ski. This reduces the liklihood of any finance changes before the watercraft is transferred into your name.
REVS Check Australia currently allows you to search for boats & jet-skis using the HIN (Hull Identification Number). For boats registered in Queensland, you can get the HIN from the Queensland Transport website by searching with the registration number of the boat or jet-ski.
When you purchase a REVS check with us, you will receive an online summary and downloadable PPSR certificate instantly. We will also email you a copy of the PPSR certificate. Our online summary will quickly give you all the information you need.
A PPSR certificate is a document which is issued by the federal government (Australian Financial Security Authority) to list records of financial encumbrances (finance owing etc.). We provide official PPSR certificates with all of our REVS Checks. We have provided a sample PPSR certificate below. Please notice the highlighted section which provides details of encumbrances. If no security interest exists in the PPSR Registration Details section, this indicates that the vehicle has no encumbrances (finance owing).
The PPSR is the Personal Property Securities Register. The Australian PPSR became operational on the 30th of January, 2012. It replaced a number of existing registers including the Australian Shipping Register, New South Wales Register of Encumbered Vehicles, Queensland Register of Encumbered Vehicles, South Australian Vehicle Securities Register, Tasmanian Motor Vehicle Securities Register, Vic Roads Vehicle Securities Register, and Western Australian Register of Encumbered Vehicles. REVS no longer exists, but is still commonly referred to with regard to vehicle & watercraft checks.
If the federal government PPSR database is busy, there could be a delay of several minutes before you receive your PPSR certificate via email. Alternatively, the email could be sitting in your junk email folder, so please check this first. You can always contact us and we will resend your PPSR certificate as soon as possible. There is no extra charge for resending a PPSR certificate.
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