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When is a Negotiable Instrument no longer

eligible for negotiation?
Things to keep in mind:

 A complete mortgage loan instrument consists of two different instruments and they are
to be construed as one instrument; 1, a Negotiable Instrument (Note) and 2, a Security
Instrument (Mortgage/Deed of Trust). Under Texas law “separate instruments or
contracts executed at the same time, for the same purpose, and in the course of the same
transaction are to be considered as one instrument, and are to be read and construed
together.” Jones v. Kelley, 614 S.W.2d 95, 98 (Tex.1981); see also Vista Dev. Joint
Venture II v. Pac. Mut. Life Ins. Co., 822 S .W.2d 305, 307 (Tex.App.-Houston [1st Dist.]
1992, writ denied) (applying rule to promissory note and deed of trust).

 The Federal Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) has been adopted by all 50 state’s
legislatures therefore the Federal code or state’s equivalent is subject to venue.

 UCC 3-203 is the “only” statute under negotiable instruments that governs the transfer of
instruments and rights acquired by transfer.

 A tangible instrument is an instrument in its original physical form e.g. the original paper
Note, Mortgage, or Deed of Trust.

 A “Payment Intangible” is defined in UCC 9-102(a)(61) as “a general intangible under
which the account debtor’s principal obligation is a monetary obligation” such as the
revenue stream (promise to pay) and is governed by UCC 9 et seq.

 An account debtor is defined in UCC 9-102(a)(3) as “a person obligated on an account,
chattel paper, or general intangible. The term does not include persons obligated to pay a
negotiable instrument, even if the instrument constitutes part of chattel paper.” Notice this
statute excludes borrowers (“persons obligated to pay a negotiable instrument”).

 “Promise” means a written undertaking to pay money signed by the person undertaking
to pay… UCC 3.301(a)(12) Key word here is, “written”.

 An intangible Note would be an electronic copy (e-note) of the tangible paper document
which is governed by 15 USC § 7003 et seq, and UCC Art. 8 et seq.

 A negotiable instrument is defined in UCC 3-104 (in part) as “an unconditional promise
or order to pay a fixed amount of money, with or without interest or other charges
described in the promise or order”, and is governed by UCC Art. 3 et seq.

” The signature of an unnamed payee evidences a failed attempt to negotiate the instrument and chances are the transfer was not publicly recorded therefore no rights were acquired by transfer or at very best only partial rights may have been acquired. Steve Skidmore . “Pay to the Order Of ____________ Without Recourse”. logic would dictate that as a matter of law.mp3 I hope you enjoy the show.(f). The transferee obtains no rights under this Article and has only the rights of a partial assignee. The copy should have a stamp on the last page that reads.logosradionetwork. if a security interest is not perfected within the statutory 20 day period. If a debt validation request is sent to a mortgage servicer chances are the respondent will send back a copy of the negotiable instrument as it exists at the time the request was made. then on the 21st day it becomes an unsecured interest and lien rights are not acquired. In today’s secondary markets the tangible negotiable instrument is not what is securitized. See respective state’s requirements to public record security interests in real property. There is an unnamed payee on the payee line. Though this is not an illegal act it creates a fatal flaw pursuant to UCC 3-203(d) which provides.(g) in which time it must be properly perfected.  Pursuant to the above.  A 20 day “temporary perfection” is provided by UCC 9-312(e).com/ROL/16k/ROL_2013-11-15_16k_Hr1&2.logosradionetwork. or an assistant secretary or something of the like. and as a result the negotiable instrument is no longer eligible for negotiation. See respective state’s court records for supporting case law. but someone will have usually signed the incomplete stamping claiming to be an authorized agent. The only thing of value (promise to pay) has been stripped from the tangible instrument and sold into a Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit (REMIC) it the form of an e-note.mp3 If you would like to listen to the last two hours of that broadcast please do so here: http://mp3.  Security interests are governed by UCC Art. 9 et seq. Joe Esquivel and I go over this in greater detail in the first our of the Rule of Law Radio broadcast linked here: http://mp3. “If a transferor purports to transfer less than the entire instrument. negotiation of the instrument does not occur.com/ROL/64k/ROL_2013-11- 15_64k_Hr1&2. Do not confuse this incomplete stamping with an “endorsement in blank”. the only way a party can possess a secured interest is by perfection of the security interest pursuant to recording requirements in public record therefore.