TXT B4 U BUY
Checking whether vehicle has money owing on it …
using your cell phone!
A new service is available for people with texting capability on their mobile phone. You can get information straight from the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR). This is the place where all hire purchase and finance arrangements are registered.
All you need to do is –
- select the write message option on your mobile phone
- enter the vehicle registration No. eg. abc123
- where possible enter a ? and the VIN, e.g. abc123?11111111111111
- send the text message to FIND (3463)
* "This service costs only $NZ1 per submitted search"
* "There are no additional charges to complete your TXTB4UBUY
search on the website - www.ppsr.govt.nz <http://www.ppsr.govt.nz/> "
This not complete legal verification, but will provide an excellent basis for satisfying yourself whether there is money owing.
You can confirm your results by checking the PPSR website or ringing 0508 PPSR INFO (0508 777-746) if you need.