Section 39 – Advance notice of floating charges
121.This section makes provision for the registering of an advance notice of a floating charge. The purpose of an advance notice is to assist the mechanics of settling secured transactions by allowing parties to obtain priority of ranking from the date of the advance notice provided that settlement is completed to the extent that the floating charge is registered within 21 days of the advance notice. An advance notice cannot be registered unilaterally. The form of an advance notice, the particulars it is to contain and the manner in which it is to be delivered to the Keeper may be prescribed by statutory instrument in terms of section 37(8)(b) above. It is envisaged that the regulations will provide that the advance notice may be subscribed either by the parties or by their solicitors.