Courts Act, 1981

Jurisdiction under Family Home Protection Act, 1976.

13.Section 10 of the Family Home Protection Act, 1976 , is hereby amended—

(a) by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (4):

“(4) Where the rateable value of the land to which the procedings relate exceeds £200 and the proceedings are brought in the Circuit Court, that Court shall, if a defendant so requires before the hearing thereof, transfer the proceedings to the High Court, but any order made or act done in the course of such proceedings before such transfer shall be valid unless discharged or varied by order of the High Court.”,


(b) by the substitution of “£2,500” for “£1,000” in subsection (5).