Section 120 – Expenses of land attachment
354.Section 120 provides that the expenses incurred by the creditor in carrying out the land attachment will be chargeable against the debtor and can be recovered only by the land attachment itself and not by any other legal process. Any expenses not recovered by the time the land attachment is completed will cease to be chargeable against the debtor.
355.Subsection (5) gives the sheriff power, if satisfied that the debtor has objected on frivolous grounds to an application for a warrant for sale or for decree of foreclosure, to award expenses against the debtor not exceeding an amount prescribed by the Scottish Ministers by regulations (such regulations are subject to negative resolution procedure (see section 224(3)). Expenses awarded under subsection (5) do not cease to be chargeable against the debtor if not recovered by the time the land attachment is completed.