209. Bankrupt's home ceasing to form part of estate.

Where property comprised in the bankrupt's estate consists of an interestA1 in a dwelling house1 which at the date of the bankruptcy was the sole or principal residence of the bankrupt2, the bankrupt's spouse or civil partner3, or a former spouse or former civil partner of the bankrupt4, at the end of the period of three years5 beginning with the date of the bankruptcy that interest ceases to be comprised in the bankrupt's estate6, and vests in the bankrupt, without conveyance, assignment or transfer7.

The above provisions do not apply if during the period of three years beginning with the