Frequently Asked Questions

No. We are not a Bailiff Company. However, we ensure quality assurance standards are met with every supplier in our network and the recovery agents that actually carry out your Warrants for Repossession. We have an extensive screening process and only work with the most experienced, highest quality industry specific agent. This means you only deal with Honest, Reliable and most importantly TRUSTWORTHY repossession agents who have a history of successful outcomes with the clients interest as their priority.
Due to our superior technology, years of extensive knowledge and relationationship building, we can pass the savings on to you. Most companies charge more for the experience of specialties in areas of Repossessions. We believe it should be the complete opposite. So - we pass the savings on to our clients and offer the FASTEST and EASIEST way to Repo Assets in Canada.
In Canada, liens are recorded differently than in the United States. Liens do not appear on the title, but rather on a central registry referred to as the Personal Property Security Registration. (P.P.S.R).

A United States creditor that that wishes to enforce its rights over collateral in Canada must first register interest in the goods with Personal Property Security Registration. Upon registration the creditor maintains all the rights available under the Personal Property Security Act. (P.P.S.A.), the enactment of laws governing personal property security interests. Such rights include those of seizure and sale.
Immediately upon receipt of the required documentation we will action your account.

Depending on what province your request is in certain criteria is to be met before an entity with an interest in an asset isable to execute a repossession order. The necessary searches and steps to determine you are perfected and full within your rights to proceed with this type of collection.
RLS facilitates everything for you from Registry to Recovery, Transport, and Sales.
Our in-house Subject Matter experts guide you every step of the way from adminstration to sending out the legal notices, and adhering to Provincial and federal legislation. You choose a platform that suites your requirements. We can seize and store, locate and servce, or transport and sell.
You will be notified every step of the way, by us. Once the statues have been followed by the Bailiff, you will be notified the instant there is a cheque for you. On most cases, your assets will be returned to you FAST and EFFICIENTLY.
We can perform a full range of searches for Motor Vehicles, Real Estate, Corporate and Bankruptcy including but not limited to ownership, encumbrance or abutting owners for Real Estate, Corporate Profiles, Certificates of Compliance and Status, Insolvency and Writs, and we can provide copies of all salient documents directly to your monitor. Using our intergrated recovery search and registry options, you're a call away from access to a several Public databases across Canada and the United States.
In Canada, Government databases that maintain public records showing security interests in personal property (chattels) for lenders, sellers, repairers, taxing authorities, government agencies, purchasers and the general public, are known as Personal Property Security Registries (PPSR). They are governed by Provincial Statutes known as Personal Property Security Acts (PPSA) and nine out of the ten provinces as well as the two of the three territories have enacted Personal Property Security Acts based roughly on Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code of the United States. It is expected that Nunavut will follow in the near future. (They currently use the Act from the North West Territories) In addition, the Civil Code of Quebec has recently been revised so as to provide a system of general application for taking security interests in moveable property, thus bringing that province's system closer to the mainstream of North American developments in this area of the law. You can view each provincial statute by clicking on the "Legislation Link" button on our website.

The PPSR system records and reproduces information concerning consumer and business loans where goods and other personal property are used as collateral to secure loans. Lenders and borrowers enter into what are called "security agreements." For example, a person buys a car and borrows money from a bank to pay for it. The borrower and the bank enter into a security agreement giving the bank rights to the car if the borrower does not repay the loan. The lender registers a "notice" of the agreement in the PPSR system. This is done by completing and submitting a document called a "financing statement" to the PPSA office in the jurisdiction in which the security agreement was executed. Since the financing statement is a notice, only essential information relating to the loan is required. In the case of a consumer car loan this would include: the borrower's name, address and date of birth, the lender's name and business address, the registration period, classification of the collateral as either serial or general or both, initial amount of the loan, maturity date and description of the collateral. If the collateral is a motor vehicle the data would include the motor vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is a 17 digit identification number affixed to the vehicle by the manufacturer and is usually located on the dashboard of the vehicle. The VIN should be obtained directly from the vehicle as the VIN set out on the vehicle permit may be incorrect. If there is any difference between the two numbers, a search should be done against both. The information is then recorded by the PPSA office, usually electronically and is available for searching by potential lenders and buyers.

Before buying a used car or other used goods, consumers should do a Personal Property Security Act (PPSA) search to protect themselves financially. For example, a search may indicate that the seller or a previous owner has obtained a loan and that the lender may have rights in a used car that a consumer intends to buy. If so, the search results will enable the consumer to contact the lender to confirm whether or not the loan is still in effect, and to obtain further details. If the loan has been repaid, the buyer should insist that the seller require the lender to promptly register a discharge before the sale is completed. However, if there is an outstanding loan, the consumer may either decide against completing the sale or require the seller to arrange for payment of the loan as well as registration of a discharge. If a lender has rights in the used car and a search is not done, the car could later be seized if the borrower fails to repay the loan. (Note: a search is not required when buying a new car or other new goods from the dealer.

In The United States, these security interest registrations are governed by one Legislative Code called the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).
Corporate and Business Records are maintained by all jurisdictions in Canada and the United States . A Corporate Report would display all current information on the public record for the subject corporation. All active directors and officers are listed as well as the head office address and all addresses of service. Some historical information, such as amalgamating corporations, where the subject corporation is an amalgamation, and name history, are also included in the report. By using our easy to use web-based templates, customized for each jurisdiction, you will receive accurate results quickly and electronically. Business style searches and limited partnership searches are also available. We also offer abbreviated profile searches to confirm the correct corporate name.
A search of the records at the office of the Official Receiver in Ottawa will indicate whether a corporation or individual is or has been bankrupt, whether an assignment, proposal to creditors or receiving order has been made against the corporation or individual under The Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act of Canada. A search of the Petition Book can also be conducted at The Superior Court of Justice in Ontario which indicates petitions filed in Toronto .
Real Property Records refer to the legislated record keeping of real property (real estate) data and are kept in each jurisdiction across Canada . These government offices are typically called Land Registry Offices (LRO) and are used to register, store and manage documents such as deeds, mortgages and plans of survey, etc.
All registered and deposited records are available to the public to search title or obtain information about the ownership of real property and any encumbrances thereon.
A motor vehicle record is a government database of information that is used for the recording of motor vehicles and all information that pertains to that vehicle. This often includes general information such as the vehicle's manufacturer, VIN number, models, model year, licence plate (tag) attached to a vehicle as well as the registrant of the vehicle. All provinces, territories and states maintain their own motor vehicle database.

One may only query a motor vehicle database. Depending on the jurisdiction, you may search the database using a registrants name, a vehicles' identification number (VIN), licence plate number or drivers licence number.

Due to recent Federal and Provincial legislation in Canada regarding the protection of Privacy, it is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain motor vehicle and drivers licence information and it is next to impossible to get the necessary information in all jurisdictions. We have limited search capabilities for some provinces and none for others (i.e. Quebec). Please call to find out availabilities for these searches.
RLS has over 2 decased of experience arranging transport throughout North America. Through our recovery services platform, we have aquired priority status with several car carriers, transport agents, and long haulers who offer the lowest rates with no hassle cross border transport services to anywhere in the United States.
We always obtain 3 quotes from top competitors and at minimum match the lowest quote received as our guarantee to our clients in order to continue to postion ourselves as the #1 supplier of recovery and related services in Canada.

Canadian Legislation References