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Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Act 2001

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4After Form B there is inserted—

FORM BBS NOTICE TO OCCUPIER

To the Occupier (address)

A Notice of Calling-up of a standard security/ Default under a standard security (delete as appropriate) has been served by C.D. on A.B. in relation to (address of subjects). A copy of the notice is attached.

If you are a tenant of A.B., in certain circumstances C.D. cannot take possession of the property without a court order. You should obtain legal advice about your rights as a tenant. You may be eligible for legal aid depending on your circumstances, and you can get information about legal aid from a solicitor. You may also be able to get advice from any Citizens Advice Bureau or from other advice agencies.

If you are the spouse or partner of A.B., the Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Act 2001 gives you the right in certain circumstances to apply to the court to suspend the rights of C.D. You have two months (which may be shortened only with your consent) to make an application. The court will have regard in particular to—

(for a Notice of Calling-up) the circumstances giving rise to the service of the Notice of Calling-up, your ability to comply with the notice, any action taken by C.D. to assist the debtor in the standard security to fulfil the obligations under it and the ability of you and anyone else residing at the property to find reasonable alternative accommodation.

(for a Notice of Default) the nature of and reasons for the default, your ability to fulfil the obligations under the standard security, any action taken by C.D. to assist the debtor in the standard security to fulfil those obligations and the ability of you and anyone else residing at the property to find reasonable alternative accommodation.

(delete as appropriate)

If you wish to make such an application, you should consult a solicitor. You may be eligible for legal aid depending on your circumstances, and you can get information about legal aid from a solicitor. You may also be able to get advice, including advice about how to manage debt, from any Citizens Advice Bureau or from other advice agencies.

Dated

(Signature of C.D., or signature and designation of C.D.’s agent followed by the words Agent of C.D.)

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