A subordination agreement is a legal document that establishes that one debt is ranked behind another in priority for the recovery of a debtor`s repayment. Debt priority can become extremely important when a debtor is in arrears with payments or goes bankrupt. Individuals and companies turn to credit institutions when they have to borrow funds. The lender is compensated if he receives interest on the amount borrowed, unless the borrower is in arrears in his payments. The lender could require a subordination agreement to protect its interests if the borrower takes out additional pledge rights over the property, for example. B if he borrowed a second mortgage. A subordination agreement recognizes that one party`s claim or interest is greater than that of another party if the borrower`s assets must be liquidated to repay the debt.