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Rules of Practice 1994 (S.R. 1994, No. 229)
Requested:  28 Mar 2017
Consolidated as at:  17 Mar 2006

62. First mortgage

(1) A first mortgage is a mortgage that has priority over any other encumbrance or over any charge, other than a statutory charge, in respect of the land to which it relates and under which the amount advanced does not at the time of any advance under the mortgage exceed –

(a) two-thirds of the security valuation if the mortgage is not insured; or

(b) 90% of the security valuation if the mortgage is insured in respect of so much of the amount advanced as exceeds two-thirds of the security valuation; or

(c) 50% of the government valuation in force at the date of the mortgage if there is no security valuation.

(2) If the amount secured under a first mortgage does not exceed the limits specified in subrule (1), a mortgage includes a further mortgage or further charge between the same parties in relation to the same estate if no other creditor of the mortgagor has priority over the claims under the further mortgage or charge by reason of any other encumbrance or any charge that is not a statutory charge.

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