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Part 15 SActions for removing from heritable property

216Service of charge before removingS

(1)A defender and any effects of the defender may, by virtue of a decree for removing from heritable property, be removed from subjects or premises but only if—

(a)the defender has been charged to remove from those subjects or premises within [F1the appropriate period] after the giving of the charge; and

(b)the period of charge has expired without the defender so removing.

[F2(1A)In subsection (1)(a), “the appropriate period” means—

(a)in the case of a decree for removing from heritable property of the type mentioned in paragraph (l) of section 214(2), 28 days,

(b)in the case of a decree for removing from heritable property of the type mentioned in any other paragraph of that section, 14 days.]

(2)Where—

(a)the subjects or premises are occupied by an occupant deriving right or having permission from the defender;

(b)the defender has been charged, under subsection (1) above, to remove from those subjects or premises; and

(c)the period of charge has expired without the occupant so removing,

that occupant and any effects of that occupant may be removed from the subjects or premises.

[F3(2A)Subsection (2) does not apply to an occupant with an assured tenancy [F4or private residential tenancy] F5... or any effects of that occupant where the decree for removing from heritable property was granted on an application—

(a)to which section 5A of the Heritable Securities (Scotland) Act 1894 (c.44) applies; or

(b)under section 24(1B) of the Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970 (c.35).]

[F6(2B)In subsection (2A)—

(3)The [F7officer of court] removing the defender, any other occupant and any effects of such a defender or occupant from the subjects or premises—

(a)may, if necessary for the purposes of such removing, open shut and lockfast places; and

(b)must make an inventory of any effects removed.

(4)Where the decree for removing from heritable property is granted by a court, the court may, on cause shown, dispense with or vary the period of charge.

(5)It is no longer necessary to obtain from the Court of Session letters of ejection before removing a person by virtue of subsection (1) or (2) above.

(6)The Scottish Ministers may, by regulations, prescribe the form of charge under subsection (1) above.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F1Words in s. 216(1)(a) substituted (27.4.2017 for specified purposes, 31.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by Criminal Finances Act 2017 (c. 22), s. 58(5)(6), Sch. 5 para. 92(a); S.I. 2018/78, reg. 5(1)(g)

F2S. 216(1A) inserted (27.4.2017 for specified purposes, 31.1.2018 in so far as not already in force) by Criminal Finances Act 2017 (c. 22), s. 58(5)(6), Sch. 5 para. 92(b); S.I. 2018/78, reg. 5(1)(g)

Commencement Information

I1S. 216 partly in force; s. 216 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 227; s. 216(6) 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)

I2S. 216(1)-(5) in force at 4.4.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/179, art. 3(a) (with art. 4)

I3S. 216(6) in force at 4.4.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.S.I. 2011/179, art. 3(a) (with art. 4)