Explanatory Notes

Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Act 2002

2002 asp 17

17 December 2002

The Act

Part 3 – Attachment of Articles Kept in Dwellinghouses: Special Procedure

Section 55 - Release of articles from attachment

109.This section allows a period of 7 days from the removal of non-essential assets during which the debtor may apply to the sheriff for the return of an asset on the grounds that attachment was incompetent, that auction would be unduly harsh. It also provides for the right of the debtor to apply within 7 days for release of assets of sentimental value not exceeding an aggregate value of £150.