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Regulated mortgage contractsU.K.

61.—(1) Entering into a regulated mortgage contract as lender is a specified kind of activity.

(2) Administering a regulated mortgage contract is also a specified kind of activity, [F1where—

(a)the contract was entered into by way of business on or after 31st October 2004; or

(b)the contract—

(i)was entered into by way of business before 31st October 2004, and

(ii)was a regulated credit agreement immediately before 21st March 2016.]

(3) In this Chapter—

[F2(a)[F3subject to paragraph (5),] a contract is a “regulated mortgage contract” if, at the time it is entered into, the following conditions are met—

[F4(i)the contract is one under which a person (“the lender”) provides credit to an individual or to trustees (“the borrower”);

(ii)the contract provides for the obligation of the borrower to repay to be secured by a mortgage on land in the EEA;

(iii)at least 40% of that land is used, or is intended to be used—

(aa)in the case of credit provided to an individual, as or in connection with a dwelling; or

(bb)in the case of credit provided to a trustee which is not an individual, as or in connection with a dwelling by an individual who is a beneficiary of the trust, or by a related person;]

[F5but such a contract is not a regulated mortgage contract if it [F6falls within article 61A(1) or (2)];]]

(b)“administering" a regulated mortgage contract means either or both of—

(i)notifying the borrower of changes in interest rates or payments due under the contract, or of other matters of which the contract requires him to be notified; and

(ii)taking any necessary steps for the purposes of collecting or recovering payments due under the contract from the borrower;

but a person is not to be treated as administering a regulated mortgage contract merely because he has, or exercises, a right to take action for the purposes of enforcing the contract (or to require that such action is or is not taken);

(c)“credit" includes a cash loan, and any other form of financial accommodation.

(4) For the purposes of [F7paragraph 3(a)]

[F8(a)mortgage” includes a charge and (in Scotland) a heritable security;]

(b)the area of any land which comprises a building or other structure containing two or more storeys is to be taken to be the aggregate of the floor areas of each of those storeys;

(c)“related person", in relation to the borrower or (in the case of credit provided to trustees) a beneficiary of the trust, means—

(i)that person’s spouse [F9or civil partner];

(ii)a person (whether or not of the opposite sex) whose relationship with that person has the characteristics of the relationship between husband and wife; or

(iii)that person’s parent, brother, sister, child, grandparent or grandchild; F10...

F11(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F12(5) In this Chapter, a contract entered into before 21st March 2016 is a “regulated mortgage contract” only if—

(a)at the time it was entered into, entering into the contract was an activity of the kind specified by paragraph (1), or

(b)the contract is a consumer credit back book mortgage contract within the meaning of article 2 of the Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015.]

F1Words in art. 61(2) substituted (5.11.2015 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/1863), art. 1(2)(b)(4), 2(4)

F3Words in art. 61(3)(a) inserted (17.3.2016 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2016 (S.I. 2016/392), art. 1(2)(3)(c), 2(18)(a) (with Pt. 5)

F4Art. 61(3)(a)(i)-(iii) substituted (20.4.2015 for specified purposes, 21.12.2015 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by The Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/910), art. 1(5), Sch. 1 para. 4(21)(a)(i) (with Pt. 4)

F5Words in art. 61(3)(a) inserted (6.11.2006 for specified purposes, 6.4.2007 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/2383), arts. 1(2), 17

F6Words in art. 61(3)(a) substituted (20.4.2015 for specified purposes, 21.12.2015 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by The Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/910), art. 1(5), Sch. 1 para. 4(21)(a)(ii) (with Pt. 4)

F8Art. 61(4)(a) substituted (20.4.2015 for specified purposes, 21.12.2015 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by The Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/910), art. 1(5), Sch. 1 para. 4(21)(b) (with Pt. 4)

F10Word in art. 61(4) omitted (20.4.2015 for specified purposes, 21.12.2015 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of The Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/910), art. 1(5), Sch. 1 para. 4(21)(c)(i) (with Pt. 4)

F11Art. 61(4)(d) omitted (20.4.2015 for specified purposes, 21.12.2015 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of The Mortgage Credit Directive Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/910), art. 1(5), Sch. 1 para. 4(21)(c)(ii) (with Pt. 4)

F12Art. 61(5) inserted (17.3.2016 for specified purposes, 21.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Order 2016 (S.I. 2016/392), art. 1(2)(3)(c), 2(18)(b) (with Pt. 5)

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I1Art. 61 in force at 31.10.2004, see art. 1(2)(b) (as read with Treasury notice dated 9.7.2003)

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