Except as may be otherwise provided by Title 7 a mortgage of or security interest in personal property is not valid unless made in writing and subscribed by the mortgagor or debtor.

(Code 1886, §1731; Code 1896, §2151; Code 1907, §4288; Code 1923, §8033; Code 1940, T. 20, §2.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 8-9-1

  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidence of debt, deeds and conveyances. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 1-1-1