Welcome to the winter 2016/2017 edition of Real News, our quarterly real estate publication. In this edition:

  • Rachael Jones looks back at 2016 and provides a ratings round up as well as commentary on the private rented sector, forfeiture and the use of anti-competition law in the real estate sector.
  • A look to the year ahead covers MEES, the Electronic Code and The Riot Compensation Act. Then Rachael looks at some of the leading cases due to be heard in the year ahead including the EMI appeal.
  • Amy Truman and Michael Grieg focus on the planning sector and what 2016 brought as well as offering insight into what to expect in 2017. Topics include affordable housing small sites exemption, headline infrastructure projects, the community infrastructure levy, planning reform and changes to the national planning policy framework.