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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 142 – Effect of death of debtor

408.This section provides that where the creditor has taken steps to carry out a residual attachment but has not served a schedule of residual attachment on the debtor before the death of the debtor, no residual attachment is created and the residual attachment order will fall. Where a residual attachment is created before the death of the debtor, it will continue and the creditor will be entitled to continue the attachment against the debtor’s executor or other representative. Rules of court may modify the procedures for residual attachment under this Chapter to reflect the circumstances covered by this section.

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