Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) 1998

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Published: 1998-10-22

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 2669 (S.133)

SHERIFF COURT, SCOTLAND
Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) 1998

Made
22nd October 1998

Laid before Parliament
30th October 1998

Coming into force
1st January 1999

The Lords of Council and Session, under and by virtue of the powers conferred on them by section 40 of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907(1) section 6 of the Execution of Diligence (Scotland) Act 1926(2) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, do hereby enact and declare:–

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Act of Sederunt may be cited as the Act o.f Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) 1998 and shall come into force on 1st January 1999.

(2) This Act of Sederunt shall be inserted in the Books of Sederunt.

Amendment of fees

2.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, the Table of Fees in the Schedule to this Act of Sederunt shall be substituted for the Table in Schedule 1 to the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) 1994(3) and shall apply to work carried out by a sheriff officer on or after the date on which this Act of Sederunt comes into force.

(2) Sub-paragraph (i) above does not affect the fees payable as respects any work so carried out before the date mentioned in that sub-paragraph.

Rodger of Earlsferry
Lord President I.P.D.
Edinburgh
22nd October 1998

Para.2(1).

SCHEDULETABLE OF FEES

Item
Summary Cause
Ordinary Cause

Band I
Band 2
Band 3
Band 1
1 Band 2
Band 3

Service or intimation of a document

1.—(a) Service

(i)each person at a different address

£20.55
£31.70
£41.00
£33.60
£49.40
£64.35

(ii)each additional person at the same address or additional copy required to be served or intimated under the Act of 1987

£6.90
£6.90
£6.90
£11.25
£11.25
£11.25

(b)Postal service

£9.95
£9.95
£9.95
£16.55
£16.55
£16.55

(c)Postal diligence

£15.15
£15.15
£15.15
£24.95
£24.95
£24.95

Interdicts

2.—(a) Interdict only

(i)each person at a different address

£92.40
£92.40
£92.40

(ii)each additional person at the same address

£20.30
£20.30
£20.30

(b)Interdict and service

(i)each person at a different address

£103.75
£103.75
£103.75

(ii)each additional person at the same address

£31.60
£31.60
£31.60

Poindings

3.—(a) Serving notice of entry

£4.55
£4.55
£4.55
£6.95
£6.95
£6.95

(b)Arranging poinding and endeavouring, but being unable, to execute it for whatever reason

£35.75
£35.75
£35.75
£52.35
£52.35
£52.35

(c)Arranging and executing poinding where appraised value is–

(i)£431 or under

£61.25
£61.25
£61.25
£61.25
£61.25
£61.25

(ii)over £431 and up to £1,732

£94.90
£94.90
£94.90
£94.90
£94.90
£94.90

(iii)Over £1,732 and up to £17,441 – 10% of the appraised value

(iv)Over £17,441 and up to £87,194 – 10% of the first £17,441, 5% thereafter

(v)Over £87,194 – 10% of the first £17,441,5% thereafter up to £87,194 and 1% thereafter

(d)Reporting poinding

£5.90
£5.90
£5.90
£5.90
£5.90
£5.90

Poindings of motor vehicles, heavy plant or machinery

4.—(a) Arranging and executing poinding where appraised value is

(i)£431 or under

£61.25
£61.25
£61.25
£61.25
£61.25
£61.25

(ii)Over £431 and up to £ 1,916

£94.90
£94.90
£94.90
£94.90
£94.90
£94.90

(iii)Over £1,916 and up to £87,194 – 5% of the appraised value

(iv)Over £87,194 – 5% of the first £87,194, and 1% thereafter

(b)Reporting poinding

£5.90
£5.90
£5.90
£5.90
£5.90
£5.90

Sequestrations for rent, poinding of ground

5.—(a) Arranging for the sequestration or poinding of the ground and endeavouring, but being unable, to execute it for whatever reason

£33.30
£33.30
£33.30
£49.95
£49.95
£49.95

(b)Arranging and effecting sequestration where the appraised value is–

(i)£431 or under

£58.80
£58.80
£58.80

(ii)Over £431 and up to £ 1,732

£92.40
£92.40
£92.40

(iii)Over £1,732 as in item 3(c)(iii) above

(c)Arranging and effecting ordinary sequestration or poinding of the ground

£92.40
£92.40
£92.40

(d)Service – as in item 1(a) or (b) above, as the case may be

Sales

6.—(a) (i) Application for warrant of sale or variation of a warrant of sale

£9.65
£9.65
£9.65
£9.65
£9.65
£9.65

(ii)Intimating application – as in item 1(a) or (b) above, as the case may be

(b)(i)Arranging warrant sale, preparing advertisement and giving public notice

£15.10
£15.10
£15.10
£15.10
£15.10
£15.10

(ii)Serving copy of warrant of sale and intimating the place and date of sale and if necessary the date of removal of poinded effects – as in item 1(a) or (b) above, as the case may be

(c)Officer attending warrant sale alone conducted by auctioneer

£26.30
£44.55
£56.25
£26.30
£44.55
£56.25

(d)(i)Officer and witness attending warrant sale and being unable to execute it for whatever reason

£33.30
£33.30
£33.30
£49.95
£49.95
£49.95

(ii)Officer and witness conducting sale where the appraised value is £431 or under

£58.80
£58.80
£58.80
£58.80
£58.80
£58.80

(iii)And where it is over £431

£92.40
£92.40
£92.40
£92.40
£92.40
£92.40

Ejections

7.—(a) Arranging ejection

£33.30
£33,30
£33.30
£49.95
£49.95
£49.95

(b)Arranging and executing ejection

£68.40
£68.40
£68.40
£77.60
£77.60
£77.60

8.  Taking possession of effects

(a)Arranging possession

£33.30
£33.30
£33.30
£49.95
£49.95
£49.95

(b)Arranging and effecting possession

£68.40
£68.40
£68.40
£92.40
£92.40
£92.40

Apprehensions

9.—(a) Arranging apprehension

£49.95
£49.95
£49.95

(b)Arranging and apprehending

£92.40
£92.40
£92.40

Taking possession of children

10.—(a) Arranging to take possession

£49.95
£49.95
£49.95

(b)Arranging and taking possession of each child

£92.40
£92.40
£92.40

Arresting vessels, aircraft and cargo

11.—(a) Arranging to arrest

£33.30
£33.30
£33.30
£49.95
£49.95
£49.95

(b)Arranging and effecting arrestment

£84.00
£84.00
£84.00
£152.75
£152.75
£152.75

Miscellaneous

12.—(a) Making any report or application under the Act of 1987 with the exception of reporting a poinding

£11.55
£11.55
£11.55
£11.55
£11.55
£11.55

(b)Granting any receipt required to be issued under the Act of 1987

£5.90
£5.90
£5.90
£5.90
£5.90
£5.90

(c)Arranging for locksmith or tradesman to be in attendance

£3.75
£3.75
£3.75
£3.75
£3.75
£3.75

(d)Granting certificate of displenishment or providing any other certificate or report, registering any document or making any application to a court or the creditor

£11.55
£11.55
£11.55
£11.55
£11.55
£11.55

(e)Executing warrant to open lockfast places

£11.55
£11.55
£11.55
£11.55
£11.55
£11.55

(f)Time

(i)with witness – £18.55 per unit

(ii)without witness – £13.85 per unit

(g)Photocopies

(i)first page of document – £1.30

(ii)subsequent pages – per page – £0.60.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Act of Sederunt)
This Act of Sederunt amends the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) 1994 (S.I. 1994/392) by increasing the fees payable to Sheriff Officers by about 4.1%. The last increase was in the Act of Sererunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) 1997 (S.I. 1997/2824).


(1)
1907 c. 51; section 40 as amended by section 1(3) of the Secretaries of State Act 1926 (c. 18), by the Schedule to the Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1933 (c. 41) and by paragraph 7 of Schedule 1 to and Schedule 2 to the Divorce Jurisdiction, Court Fees and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1983 (c. 12).

(2)
1926 c. 16

(3)
S.I. 1994/392, as amended by S.I. 1994/3267, S.I. 1995/3095, S.I. 1996/2858 and S.I. 1997/2824.
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