176. Extension of time for hearing.

176.     Extension of time for hearing.

The petitioner may, if the petition has not been served, apply to the court to appoint another day for the hearing; and the application must state the reasons why the petition has not been served1. Costs of the application may not be allowed in the proceedings except by order of the court2. If the court appoints another day for the hearing, the petitioner must as soon as reasonably practicable deliver notice of that day to any person who delivered notice3 of intention to appear and to any