There are numerous specific differences between the Scottish and English legal systems. On a day to day basis, the most common instruction we would deal with differently from our colleagues in England is Dilapidations.
Broadly the differences in Scotland are (read more detail here):
- there is no equivalent to certain acts;
- there are certain statutes and statutory instruments which influence Scottish commercial leases;
- there are differences in practice with interim and terminal schedules;
- there is no limit on the damages recoverable in Scotland unlike England;
- broadly there is an absence of statutory right of lease renewal and the common law doctrine of `tacit relocation` applies.