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Part 4 SLand attachment and residual attachment

Chapter 3SResidual attachment

Termination, discharge etc. of residual attachmentS


(1)The debtor or any other person having an interest may apply to the court for an order—

(a)recalling a residual attachment; or

(b)restricting such an attachment.

(2)An application under subsection (1) above must—

(a)be in (or as nearly as may be in) the form prescribed by Act of Sederunt; and

(b)be intimated to the creditor.

(3)The court must, if satisfied that the residual attachment—

(a)is invalid;

(b)has been executed incompetently or irregularly; or

(c)has ceased to have effect,

make an order declaring that to be the case and recalling the residual attachment.

(4)The court may, if satisfied that the residual attachment is valid but—

(a)having regard to the sum recoverable by the residual attachment, that significantly more property is attached than need be; and

(b)that is it reasonable to do so,

make an order restricting the effect of a residual attachment to part only of the property to which it relates.

(5)An order of recall or restriction must be in (or as nearly as may be in) the form prescribed by Act of Sederunt.


Commencement Information

I1S. 140 partly in force; s. 140 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 227; s. 140(2)(a)(5) in force for certain purposes at 1.4.2008 by S.S.I. 2008/115, art. 3(4), Sch. 3 (with arts. 4-6, 10)