• PART 1 PART 1 — Introductory

    • 1. Application of these Rules

      (1) These Rules apply in relation to taking control of goods and selling them in the exercise of a power to use the procedure in Schedule 1.
      (2) These Rules apply to all such cases except to the extent that they provide otherwise.

    • 2. Exempt goods

      The following goods of the debtor are exempt goods —

      (a) items or equipment (for example, tools, books, telephones, computer equipment and vehicles) which are necessary for use personally by the debtor in the debtor's employment, business or trade, profession, study or education except that in any case the aggregate value of the items of equipment to which the exemption is applied shall not exceed US$2,000;
      (b) such clothing, bedding, furniture, household equipment, items and provisions as are reasonably required to satisfy the basic domestic needs of the debtor and every member of the debtor's household, including (but not restricted to) —
      (i) a cooker or microwave;
      (ii) a refrigerator;
      (iii) a washing machine;
      (iv) a dining table large enough, and sufficient dining chairs, to seat the debtor and every member of the debtor's household;
      (v) beds and bedding sufficient for the debtor and every member of the debtor's household; and
      (vi) one landline telephone, or if there is no landline telephone at the premises, a mobile or internet telephone which may be used by the debtor or a member of the debtor's household;
      (c) any item or equipment reasonably required —
      (i) for the medical care of the debtor or any member of the debtor's household or, if the item or, in respect of business premises, any employee of the debtor;
      (ii) for safety on or in the business premises or dwelling-house, as the case may be;
      (iii) for the security of the business premises or dwelling-house, as the case may be, (for example, an alarm system) or security in the business premises or dwelling-house, as the case may be, (for example, a surveillance system); and
      (iv) to satisfy the basic heating, cooling and lighting needs of the debtor's business premises or household, as the case may be;
      (d) any item or equipment necessary for the care of —
      (i) a person under the age of 21;
      (ii) a disabled person; or
      (iii) an older person;
      (e) assistance dogs (including guide dogs, hearing dogs and dogs for disabled persons), guard dogs or domestic pets;
      (f) a vehicle in relation to which there are reasonable grounds for believing that it is used for the carriage of a disabled person;
      (g) a vehicle (whether in public ownership or not) which is being used for, or in relation to which there are reasonable grounds for believing that it is used for, police, fire or ambulance purposes; and
      (h) premises which are occupied by the debtor or another person as the debtor's or that person's only or principal home.