Welcome to the spring/summer 2018 edition of Real News, DLA Piper’s quarterly real estate publication. In this edition we examine several issues impacting upon the Real Estate sector.

We begin with unopposed lease renewals; will the new pilot scheme simplify the process of unopposed proceedings? We also delve a little deeper into the new Electronic Communications Code which came into force in December 2017; we outline some of the implications for operators and landowners. Moving onto planning, we take a look back at last year's developments and what to expect in 2018. We round off this issue by looking at one of today's hot topics – the Internet of Things; we consider the interplay between real estate and the IoT.

We hope you find the articles interesting and informative; if you would like to find out more about any of the topics in this issue, please feel free to contact the authors, who will be happy to help.

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