Who Stole REVS

What happened to the state-wide Personal Property registries? They have been replaced. Article with buying advice written by Carstory.com.au.

Don’t worry you are not alone.

A lot of people still search Google for REVS, Vic Roads Checks and VSR checks. Some crazies even search Bing!

So what happened where did they go?

Were they stolen, abducted by aliens or did they simply spontaneously combust?

Well prepared to be wowed!

REVS or the Register of Encumbered Vehicles were state based registers that helped people find out if there was finance owing on a car. In Queensland it was called VSR and in Victoria it was called Vic Road Check.

In a stroke of genius the federal government decreed that it was possible that cars could move across state borders, therefore we should have a national register and that REVS, VSR and VIC Road checks should be done away with.

So on the 30th of January 2012, the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) was born replacing REVS, VSR and Vic Road Checks.

So what do PPSR Checks tell me?

Essentially, PPSR tells us what the old checks told us. The only difference is that there is one national register.

PPSR provides details of whether the car has a written off status, stolen status and details of any finance owing on the vehicle.

So there you go if you were looking for REVS, Vic Roads or VSR you now know that it does not exist.

Remember if you decide to get a Car Story report you can feel safe knowing that the PPSR information is included and you are now less likely to be abducted by aliens.

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