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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 123 – Recall and restriction of land attachment

359.Section 123 provides for the sheriff’s powers to recall or restrict a land attachment.

360.Subsections (1) and (2) provide that the debtor or any other interested person may apply to the sheriff for an order recalling or restricting a land attachment. The application must be in the form prescribed by rules of court and be notified to the creditor.

361.Subsection (3) provides that the sheriff must make an order for recall if satisfied that the land attachment is invalid, has been carried out incompetently or irregularly, has ceased to have effect or the creditor is obliged to discharge it under section 122(2)(b) (because the debtor has paid or tendered payment of the sum due). Subsection (4) provides that the sheriff may make an order restricting the land attachment if satisfied that significantly more land is attached than need be and it is reasonable to restrict the attachment.

362.Subsections (5) and (6) provide that an order for recall or restriction must be in the form prescribed by rules of court and that it is competent for a person who obtains such an order to register it in the property registers.

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