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Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 49 – Power of entry

102.This section provides that it will not be competent to enter a dwellinghouse unless there is a person present who is over 16 years of age and is able to understand the proceedings, or the debtor has been given 4 days’ notice of the intended entry. The sheriff may dispense with the requirement to give notice on application if cause can be shown.

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