553. Persons to be notified of possession claim.

Where a mortgagee1 seeks possession of land which consists of or includes residential property2, the claimant must, within five days of receiving notification of the date of the hearing by the court, send a notice to:


    (1)     the property, addressed to 'the tenant or the occupier'3;


    (2)     the housing department of the local authority within which the property is located4; and


    (3)     any registered proprietor (other than the claimant) of a registered charge over the property5.

The notice must state that a possession claim for the property has started6, show the name and address of the claimant, the defendant and