A Scott Schedule is a fairly standard way that landlord's and tenant's Surveyors deal with problems in a property. A Scott Schedule is similar to a Schedule of Dilapidations with the parties being able to set out their respective views within the document's additional columns.
This is the expression which relates to the fact that the landlord cannot claim for repairs which, if carried out, would be rendered irrelevant by the work that the landlord intends to carry out. Thus, there is no need to keep the interior in good repair if the landlord intends to gut and refurbish the interior of the building. However, there must be a clear demonstrable intention by the landlord that this is his intention, not just an expectation from the tenant. For example, a claim that the landlord intends to demolish the building would generally have to be supported by a contract having been placed with a demolition contractor and certainly a valid planning approval for a new project.