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Further resources

This page signposts you to information providers and further support regarding the The Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Act 2010.

Information for the public

Below are essential links which will help you to find information on a range of topics:




Shelter Scotland’s online checkers provide information on Legal Aid, Mortgages and Budgets

Information for Lay Advisers

When thinking about the different types of representation available to your client it is important to carefully consider a number of issues:

  • Complexity/stage of the case.


  • The different types of cost associated with legal aid/solicitor/lay representation


  • Court costs


  • Your client may be trying to decide if they want to receive help from an approved lay adviser or from a solicitor.


For more information please visit the Advisers guide


You can see if your client is financially eligible for legal aid by using the Scottish Legal Aid Board's online calculators:




Scottish Legal Aid Boards find a solicitor tool provides links to practitioners in your local area


The Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Act 2010 came into force on 30th September, bringing in major changes to the law on mortgage repossessions. On these pages you can get advice on changes in the law and how it might affect you