Inhibition is a diligence that prohibits a debtor from selling, burdening or alienating any land that he owns to the detriment of the inhibiting creditor. Burdening means to take out a security on the property and alienating means to pass title to another.

An Inhibition does not in itself ‘do’ anything; rather, it prevents certain actions from taking place.

An Inhibition may be granted in either the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.  Action can proceed on the basis of:

  • A decree for payment (but without charge for payment)

  • An action which is pending