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Canada Small Business Financing Regulations (SOR/99-141)

Regulations are current to 2022-11-16 and last amended on 2022-07-04. Previous Versions

  •  (1) On the sale of all assets of a small business whose purchase or improvement is being financed by a loan, the borrower may be released by the lender from, and the purchaser may assume, liability in respect of the loan if

    • (a) the purchaser is approved by the lender as a borrower in accordance with the due diligence requirements referred to in section 8 and the outstanding loan amount is not greater than the applicable limit referred to in any of paragraphs 4(2)(b) to (e) of the Act or in section 6.1;

    • (b) security of the same rank is maintained or taken by the lender on the assets that were used to secure the loan; and

    • (c) a guarantee or suretyship referred to in section 19 taken with respect to the loan is replaced with another guarantee or suretyship in accordance with that section of an equal or greater value.

  • (2) On a change of partners in a partnership, an outgoing partner may be released from, and a new partner may assume, liability in respect of a loan if

    • (a) the new partner is approved by the lender as a borrower in accordance with the due diligence requirements referred to in section 8 and the outstanding loan amount is not greater than the applicable limit referred to in any of paragraphs 4(2)(b) to (e) of the Act or in section 6.1;

    • (b) security of the same rank is maintained or taken by the lender on the assets that were used to secure the loan; and

    • (c) a guarantee or suretyship referred to in section 19 given with respect to the loan is replaced with another guarantee or suretyship in accordance with that section for an equal or greater value.

  • (3) On leaving a partnership, an outgoing partner who is not being replaced with a new partner may be released from liability in respect of a loan if

    • (a) the remaining partners are approved by the lender as borrowers in accordance with the due diligence requirements referred to in section 8 and the outstanding loan amount is not greater than the applicable limit referred to in any of paragraphs 4(2)(b) to (e) of the Act or in section 6.1;

    • (b) security of the same rank is maintained or taken by the lender on the assets that were used to secure the loan; and

    • (c) a guarantee or suretyship referred to in section 19 given with respect to the loan is replaced with another guarantee or suretyship in accordance with that section for an equal or greater value.

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