Section 44 – Discharge of floating charges
135.This section is essentially permissive. Payment of the debt, or performance of the obligation, secured by the floating charge will normally discharge or extinguish the security and this is recognised in subsection (3). But it is useful to have a means whereby the Register of Floating Charges may be cleared of floating charges which have been so discharged or extinguished. There may also be instances in which, as part of a re-financing arrangement, it is desired to discharge an existing floating charge in favour of some other form of security and this section provides a ready, public means of achieving that.