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The Family Homes and Domestic Violence (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

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Actions by mortgagees: service of notice on certain persons

33.—(1) This Article applies if a mortgagee of land which consists, or substantially consists, of a dwelling-house brings an action for the enforcement of his security, and at the relevant time there is a registered matrimonial charge.

(2) If the person on whose behalf the matrimonial charge is registered is not a party to the action, the mortgagee must serve notice of the action on him.

(3) If—

(a)a certificate of the result of an official search, made on behalf of the mortgagee, in the Land Registry or, as the case may be, of a negative search so made in the Registry of Deeds has been issued; and

(b)the action is commenced within a period of 14 days after the date of the issue of the certificate,

the relevant time is the date of the certificate.

(4) In any other case the relevant time is the time when the action is commenced.

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