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Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016

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142Debtor not traced: new trustee

(1)This section applies where a certificate is issued under section 141(4)(b).

(2)The trustee may apply to AiB, in the prescribed form, for authority to resign office.

(3)An application under subsection (2) must include details of every creditor known to the trustee.

(4)An application under subsection (2) may not be made—

(a)if, after the certificate is issued, the trustee ascertains the whereabouts of the debtor or the debtor makes contact with the trustee, or

(b)after the date which is 6 months after that on which the certificate is issued.

(5)Where an application is made under subsection (2), AiB must issue to the trustee who made the application a notice in the prescribed form granting the application.

(6)Where a notice is issued under subsection (5)—

(a)AiB is deemed to be the trustee,

(b)AiB must notify every creditor known to AiB that AiB is deemed to be the trustee,

(c)the former trustee is not entitled to recover, other than by a claim in the final distribution of the debtor’s estate, outlays and remuneration payable under sections 132 and 133, and

(d)subsections (9) to (13) of section 69 apply in relation to the appointment of AiB as the new trustee as they apply in relation to the appointment of a new trustee under that section.

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