What is the proper way to perfect an interest in mobile homes?
by Sam Ott
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I noted on your Roadmap that you indicated a transaction subject to RA9, with security interested perfected under old A9, perfected by filing, in the correct state, with the correct filing, should be continued prior to the normal lapse date by an initial financing statement. I was under the impression that a correctly filed security interest subject to a UCC1 filing under old A9 that meets all the requirements of RA9 should be continued by virtue of a UCC-3 continuation within the window period prior to the normal lapse date, not by an initial filing statement. Please clarify the need for an initial filing statement. Up to this point, I had understood that the initial filing statement was the means to maintain your lien position at the same time you were "correcting" or bringing into compliance with RA9 a filing not meeting the requirements of RA9, but for which you had been perfected under prior A9.
I have an old mortgage loan file that has a mobile home and land as collateral. The mortgage specifically lists the mobile home and all of its identifying information, however, we don't have a recorded UCC-1 on the mobile home itself. Are we considered a true lienholder on the mobile home or would we need a recorded UCC-1?
On occasion, we have had customers who want to substitute collateral (such as wanting to sell the car that is being held as collateral and substitute with another car of same or greater value). We use a substitution form which is signed by the customer. I'm questioning if that is enough. Should the customer sign a new security agreement? Also, we have a difference of opinion when it comes to filing the new lien. Some people use the date of the collateral substitution as the security agreement date and some use the original security agreement date. If the latter is used, what about the 20 days to perfect our lien?
We have continued a UCC one week and six months before the expiration date. How do we correct this? Our original UCC expires on January 2, 2002 and the continuation was filed June 28, 2001. I have never had this happen and wouldn't like to guess.
Do you consider mobile homes real estate? Without land I would think they would be considered more like a car loan.
If an UCC-1 was filed prior to July 1, 2001, when and what form do we used to continue the filing?