first_imgHome » News » EVICTIONS: Letting agents must now give six months’ notice of evictions until 30th March 2021 in Wales previous nextRegulation & LawEVICTIONS: Letting agents must now give six months’ notice of evictions until 30th March 2021 in WalesHousing minister says tenants can be given shorter notice periods but only if they are involved in anti-social behaviour or domestic violence.Nigel Lewis16th September 202001,027 Views The Welsh government is to extend the period during which landlords and letting agents must wait for six months before starting evictions to March 31st next year, moving it past the original September 30th deadline.But housing minister Julie James has said that landlords and lettings agents will be able to give shorter notice periods to tenants involved in anti-social behaviour (of one month) or domestic violence (immediate).“The coronavirus pandemic is continuing to have a significant impact on daily life and is still posing major challenges for all of us,” she told the Welsh parliament. “I have therefore acted to give additional protection to renters.“I am committed to ensuring we continue to protect renters whilst at the same time mitigating impacts on landlords and protecting communities from the harmful effects of ongoing anti-social behaviour.Rent arrearsBut unlike in England, the Welsh government is not including ‘extreme rent arrears’ as a reason to give a shorter notice period prior to an eviction.“Where rent arrears have accumulated due to Covid-19, private rented sector tenants will soon be able to apply for a loan through the Tenancy Saver Loan scheme when it opens for applications at the end of this month,” said James.“We’ve also provided an additional £1.4 million to boost services that support people in Wales to manage problem debt and improve their household income.”The ministers also announced that, as England’s government announced recently, there will be a pause on physical evictions both during the festive period and within any future local lock-downs.eviction notices Julie James rent arrears evictions September 16, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

first_imgNew lanyards donated by the Ocean City Education Foundation will help keep protective masks secure for the Primary School students and teachers. (Photo courtesy of JASM Consulting) The Ocean City Education Foundation (OCEF) purchased and donated more than 300 PPE lanyards for students and teachers this week at the Ocean City Primary School.The lanyards, which are red with white lettering to match Ocean City’s school colors, break away for safety purposes and have “I OCPS” written on them.“Once the OCEF board heard of the need, we reached out to the school to see how we could help,” said OCEF President Jennifer Shirk. “In this unprecedented time, we are happy to make things a little easier for the students and teachers in any way we can.”The Primary School felt the lanyards would be beneficial for the students to help keep protective masks secure during their school day with less likelihood of them falling on the ground or getting lost. Lanyards essentially are cords or straps worn around the neck.About OCEFThe Ocean City Education Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) community service organization. This school year, OCEF will focus on funding additional outdoor Wellness Centers in all three schools in the Ocean City district and is always looking for support monetarily or through volunteering.To get involved with OCEF or for more information, visit OCNJEF.com.last_img read more

first_img This funding will allow us to build on our service, offering a more holistic service to the veteran community which will be a positive step. By maintaining regular contact with any veteran who needs help, we can offer them the support they deserve, as and when they need it. Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood said: The Veterans’ Gateway already makes a huge difference to the ex-forces community, helping thousands of people across the country access the support they need. I’m delighted we are now able to enhance this service, boosting the support we offer veterans and making sure that no one who has served this country suffers in silence. We are committed to making sure everyone who has served knows where to turn in times of hardship, and this new trial will allow us to go one step further. Available 24 hours a day, the Veterans’ Gateway signposts ex-forces personnel to the wide range of support available to them, including housing and financial advice, career guidance, and medical care from the NHS. Since being set up in 2017, the Veterans’ Gateway has already received over 20,000 calls, advising ex-forces personnel and their families.The funding for this new trial was announced by the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson last year, as part of a wider package of support for veterans. This included the creation of the new Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund – a grant programme where charities will be able to apply for funding from the £10 million awarded to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to support the mental fitness of ex-service personnel. Assistant Director of Veterans’ Gateway Mark Collins said: The Veterans’ Gateway, the first port of call for veterans’ support, has begun a new trial outreach service for those who have served in the armed forces.Supported by £108,000 of funding from the Ministry of Defence, the Veterans’ Gateway will now proactively call ex-service personnel who have been in contact to ask for support.Under the new initiative, the Gateway will identify the most vulnerable ex-service personnel who have previously contacted its helpline, and trained call handlers will get in touch to make sure they are receiving the support they need.Each individual who contacts the helpline will be asked for their consent to receive calls from the Veterans’ Gateway team, who will be able to provide support and advice, and make referrals where necessary.Veterans will receive calls from the same advisor, and can decide how often they hear from the Gateway, so they are supported in a way that suits their specific needs.This new proactive posture follows the US Marine Corps veterans service, who make six proactive calls for every one that they receive.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: We will be monitoring the outcome to see how this trial impacts our users but hopefully it’ll mean those most vulnerable will be able to access help from Veterans’ Gateway supporting organisations, on their journey to getting the right help.last_img read more

first_imgContinuing its expansion across the UK, Warren’s Bakery is opening for business in Bognor Regis. Opening its doors this week, the latest shop is the “first of many new stores anticipated in the south coast area”, according to CEO Mark Sullivan.“We have been inundated with requests to open in West Sussex and the Home Counties, so it’s great to arrive at last,” he continued.Warrens Bakery plans to launch 750 new sites over the next five years, having grown rapidly since opening its first franchised store last year.It will be running the site in joint partnership with local businessman Lee Johnston, who said he was drawn to the venture by the rise in popularity of craft baking, as well as the “fresh local ingredients and traditional craft skills” associated with the brand.The local mayor, Phil Woodall, will be attending the grand opening of the bakery.“This is what regeneration is all about,” he said, “a sign we are moving in the right direction.”Located in the Arcade on the High Street —- which is currently receiving a £600,000 facelift — the site will create six new jobs.The store opening will coincide with the launch of the firm’s ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ range, which includes bakes and sandwiches sporting a global theme, such as a Croque Monsieur pasty.last_img read more

first_img Women perform alongside male counterparts for first time in group’s 171-year history More than 60 years after its Broadway debut, “West Side Story” remains a touchstone of modern American theater. A new Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club production opening this week at Farkas Hall is confronting the cultural missteps associated with the classic musical, turning an ambitious theatrical project into a complex educational experience for cast and crew.When the artistic team began planning the show, members focused on addressing chronic issues of Latinx representation in casting, a flaw illustrated early on by the Oscar-winning 1961 film adaptation in which the vast majority of Puerto Rican characters were played by white actors, such as Natalie Wood as the female lead, Maria. They also wanted to find a way to reckon with the real and underdeveloped histories of Latinx life in New York in the late 1950s, beyond the show’s stereotypical portrayals.“‘West Side Story’ has left a big cultural footprint, so there is value in reclaiming the story and depicting it as accurately as possible,” said technical producer Amanda Gonzalez-Piloto ’21, noting that the script for the HRDC production cannot be changed due to copyright restrictions. “We’re working within a limited framework, so we have been asking: What can we do to make a more accurate and respectful cultural representation and also acknowledge there are some seeds of truth in this very flawed creative masterpiece?”Gonzalez-Piloto, a joint concentrator in Theater, Dance & Media and music, is also president of TEATRO!, one of the groups presenting the production, along with La Organización de Puertorriqueños en Harvard (La O). She said that facing the show’s difficult past was crucial to the production process. To create a foundation of understanding and knowledge among the cast and crew, she worked with students at La O and Diversity Peer Educators to hold multiple cultural conversations with the cast and staff, on topics including the historic and current poor treatment of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. and the development of Latinx and latinidad identity categories.The goal was to critique the language of the script and learn more about the history and culture behind the characters through a distinctly Latinx lens, rather than from the show’s original creators, who were white men.,“Even though ‘West Side Story’ was not written by Latinos, and there are many problematic choices in the text and the movie, including brownface and the stereotyping of Puerto Rican people, there is still a lot of resonance in the text for modern Latinx people around issues like immigration, colorism, belonging, and assimilation,” she said, adding that the musical, with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, also depicts poverty and police violence in ways that may feel familiar for contemporary audiences.With guidance from actor, director, and OFA guest artist Adriana Colón ’12, the team reimagined the Sharks without the stereotypical accents and mannerisms present in earlier productions of the show, focusing instead on depicting a diversity of Latinx identity and experiences. They also tried to be more intentional in wardrobe selection as both groups of combatants emerged from the same lower-income strata.“We wanted to open up a conversation with the Harvard community and beyond, to show how a story that is dated can resonate with us today,” said technical producer Isabelle Liao ’21, who is concentrating in history and literature.Interestingly “West Side Story,” a retelling of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” was praised by critics when it opened in 1957 for its realism and for taking audiences into a world of gang violence and poverty that finds “odd bits of beauty amid the rubbish of the streets,” according to Brooks Atkinson in The New York Times.At the same time that the artistic team worked to educate the participants about the painful history they were recreating, they also saw another learning opportunity for the actors cast as the Jets, an all-white gang, and the neighborhood police officers. These characters deliver most of the musical’s racist lines, and the actors, many of whom are first-years or first-time Harvard performers, were concerned about how they would be perceived by audiences. For these actors, Gonzalez-Piloto, Liao, and stage director Aviva Ramirez ’22 held more conversations about the importance of playing a difficult role in service of a larger cultural shift in theater.,“These are stories with problematic characters, but someone has to play the problematic role. It’s important to get the full story, to avoid historical revisionism or cleaning up a past that is violent and hateful and complicated,” said Gonzalez-Piloto.Ramirez also wanted to highlight the youth of the characters, and saw her casting of two first-years as Tony and Maria as an advantage in accurately representing their teenage characters’ struggles against the adult violence and community pressures that inform their decisions and limit their choices.“Most of the characters in ‘West Side Story’ are high-school age, and we have an opportunity to depict them closer to their real ages,” said Ramirez, who is concentrating in the history of art and architecture. In professional productions, she added, the actors are rarely so close in age and experience to the characters, which “can really ruin the effect of many of the most poignant parts of the show.”“I’m trying to show the community and the reality of the lives of the kids rather than the flashy and dramatic gang violence and racial violence,” she said. In so doing, she hopes to infuse the feeling of hope into the performance that Tony and Maria feel for their future. “What can we do to make a more accurate and respectful cultural representation and also acknowledge there are some seeds of truth in this very flawed creative masterpiece?” — Technical producer Amanda Gonzalez-Piloto ’21 Related Longtime Harvard troupe returns to stage ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ Coed Hasty Pudding makes its debut Gilbert and Sullivan drop the mic Teens tackle question of freedom in America “It’s important to keep in mind that it’s a serious story and we have such a responsibility to do all these topics justice, but also to remember that we’re a College show, and we’re here for community ourselves. It’s important to stay optimistic.”With an upcoming revival on Broadway premiering in December and a film remake slated for release in 2020, “West Side Story” will stay relevant for years to come. (Director Steven Spielberg took pains to avoid whitewashing the cast in the upcoming movie.) And as the story is presented to new audiences, the organizers of the HRDC production hope that viewers will see past the dated references to the universal appeals for acceptance and understanding underlying the tragic story.“‘West Side Story’ is painfully relevant to the question of what it means to be American right now,” said Ramirez, who also directed the 2019 first-year musical “Cruising Altitude.” “It opens up this incredibly important conversation about the cycle of immigration, in which immigrant groups come to America and face discrimination, wishing someone had empathy for them, and then having their kids assimilate and not show that empathy for the next immigrant group. For me, that’s the absolute core of what ‘West Side Story’ is about.”“West Side Story” runs Nov. 13, 14, 16, and 17 at Farkas Hall. Tickets are available through the Harvard Box Office. Project lets students write and perform ‘Freedom Acts’ for the A.R.T. stagelast_img read more

first_imgAn exercise carried out on August 27, at MB’s Marambaia Island Training Center, simulated the deployment of a humanitarian assistance task force (consisting of service members from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, and the United States) to a fictitious country that had been devastated by a hurricane.Support vessels With roads and airports destroyed, the only way to get to the location was by sea, through an amphibious landing. Ships anchored off the coast of the fictitious country, such as the Argentine Navy’s cargo ship ARA Bahía San Blas, MB’s Multipurpose Dock Ship Bahia (G40), and the U.S. Navy’s Landing Ship USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) were used as the support point for the humanitarian assistance sent to the country.About 600 service members participated in the operation, said Brazilian Marine Corps Lieutenant General Paulo Martino Zuccaro, Fleet Marine Squad commander. AAVs from the Argentine Navy, MB, and the U.S. Navy, aboard a general cargo landing craft and two LCACs from the U.S. Navy, transferred service members, equipment, and other material required for the mission.During the exercise, participants took the “wounded” to an expeditionary field hospital, built by MB. The U.S. Navy also installed a water filtering system that could generate up to 125 gallons of drinking water per hour, and desalination equipment.Following the event’s closing ceremony on August 30, Captain José Negrete, director of Public Affairs with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, said that “UNITAS LX can be considered a success, as we met our goal of expanding the three most important pillars of this exercise, which are: to strengthen relationships, to improve the interoperability, and to increase the rapid response of the navies from partner nations that joined the exercise, including the U.S.” Brazilian service members disembark at Marambaia Island, exiting MB’s general cargo landing craft (L20). (Photo: Wagner Ziegelmeyer, Cria Studios)The exercise mobilized 10 Brazilian ships and four from other countries, various fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, an exercise control group (Combined Exercise Scenario Control Group), in addition to ground support, exceeding 3,300 service members. “Our training is as close to reality as possible, using members of the local community from countries we may assist in the future. This training can be applied in any country, in any humanitarian situation, anywhere in the world,” said Brazilian Navy (MB, in Portuguese) Admiral Leonardo Puntel, chief of Naval Operations.Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task ForceIn addition to the USS Carter Hall, assault amphibious vehicles (AAV), landing craft air cushion vehicles (LCAC Hovercraft), and hundreds of service members, the United States participated in UNITAS LX with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Southern Command (SPMAGTF-SC), a multinational special forces unit based in Honduras that can deploy and carry out specific operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. “UNITAS 2019 is just an incredible opportunity for the Marine Corps, and especially SPMAGTF-SC, to work with our partner nations in this huge, strategic level exercise, and actually do what they need to do to accomplish their mission. It’s a win-win situation for both the Marine Corps and partner nations,” said Major General Michael F. Fahey III, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South.Two American LCAC vehicles approach the coast of Marambaia Island, as part of exercise UNITAS 2019. (Photo: Wagner Ziegelmeyer, Cria Studios) By Marcos Ommati/Diálogo September 05, 2019 A war operation, but focused on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief was the theme for the multinational maritime exercise UNITAS LX (the 60th edition), which concluded on August 30, 2019. Rio de Janeiro served as the backdrop for the event.The main objective of Exercise UNITAS 2019 was to develop a multinational task force and was carried out in two phases: a maritime (UNITAS LANT) and an amphibious phase (UNITAS AMPHIBIOUS). UNITAS LANT exercises, August 22-30, focused on anti-surface, air, and electronic warfare, as well as maritime interdiction operations.During UNITAS AMPHIBIOUS, August 27-30, participants carried out a humanitarian assistance simulation at Marambaia Island, to the south of Rio de Janeiro state. In addition to Brazil, resources and delegations from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the United Kingdom, and the United States (which has been organizing UNITAS since 1950) participated. Japan and Portugal took part as observers.last_img read more

first_imgBy Taciana Moury/Diálogo July 15, 2020 Brazilian Air Force (FAB, in Portuguese) Major Julio Cesar Noschang Junior received the Outstanding Academy Educator award for his exceptional work as an instructor at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA).Maj. Noschang teaches at USAFA’s Department of Foreign Languages. He is responsible for the coordination and instruction of Portuguese courses for intermediate and advanced levels, with a focus on Brazilian history, culture, and politics for the latter. He competed for the award against some 40 professors from the academy, among service members and civilians.FAB Technical Sergeant Thiago Mendes Nery earned first place in the explosive ordnance disposal course. (Photo: Courtesy of Technical Sergeant Thiago Mendes Nery)In an interview with Diálogo, Maj. Noshang said that he was the first foreigner to receive such an award and emphasized its relevance. “It’s an acknowledgment of Brazilian service members’ capabilities,” he said. “It also symbolizes the pride of representing FAB and Brazil.”Maj. Noshang also works as a liaison officer for the cadet exchange between the Brazilian Air Force Academy (AFA) and USAFA. “The exchanges help us understand United States Air Force officer training, increase the interaction between AFA and USAFA, and identify possible methods and processes that the Brazilian academy could adopt,” he said.Maj. Noshang was the second Brazilian to participate as a USAFA instructor officer, since the partnership between both academies started in 2015.Brazilian service members also stand out in U.S. coursesFAB Technical Sergeant Thiago Mendes Nery, a war material specialist, received an honorary diploma for earning first place in the explosive ordnance disposal course conducted at the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, between July 11, 2019 and January 28, 2020. “This is the most recognized explosive ordnance training. I strived to obtain such a valued diploma, as I built unique knowledge and experiences,” Tech. Sgt. Nery told AFA.The Engineering Department at George Mason University in Washington, D.C., granted FAB Major Felipe Flaminio João the academic excellence award for his high performance in all activities conducted during his degree. The officer pursued a Masters in System Engineering with a focus in C4I (command, control, communications, computer, and intelligence), between July 2018 and May 2020.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 51-year-old Bohemia man was killed when he was hit by a vehicle while he was riding a bicycle in Lake Ronkonkoma on Tuesday evening.Suffolk County police said Luis Benitez was biking westbound on Portion Road when he swerved into oncoming traffic and was hit by a westbound Nissan at 8:11 p.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.The driver, a 23-year-old Ronkonkoma woman, was not injured.Fourth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8452.last_img read more

first_imgNow: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: Realestate.com.au“Inspiring visions of peaceful indoor/outdoor living, this impressive 1940s Ashgrovian has been fully renovated and is sure to provide years of comfort and enjoyment for your family.”According to Ms Briggs, the home has three large living areas plus formal dining room, two outdoor living zones made up of the front and rear decks, a gourmet kitchen with high quality appliances including a steam oven, induction cook top and intelligent oven, built in cupboards in all bedrooms, two family bathrooms plus an ensuite in the master, and an inground pool with water feature.Before renovations: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: CoreLogic Now: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: Realestate.com.auA FULLY renovated 1940s “Ashgrovian” is a testament to how much Brisbane tastes have changed in the past decade alone.The sprawling home has been jettisoned into the 21st century thanks to a fresh colour scheme, updated appliances and good design.Before renovations: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: CoreLogicThe now five bedroom, three bathroom, two car garage property at 50 Girraween Grove, Ashgrove, has undergone major changes since it last hit the market a decade ago.Interested in renovating a heritage home? Start your research here:Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenUpdate a heritage home without losing its charm03:01In 2007, it was a three bedroom triple gabled Queenslander, “filled with VJ’s, picture rails polished timber floors and ornate plaster ceilings” that was said to be a “modern retreat for the contemporary family”.Before renovations: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: CoreLogicMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoNow: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe current home, which has undergone a major renovation to not just update the home but also make the most of its downstairs space – where two more bedrooms were added along with a bathroom, study, family room, double car garage and front entryway.Agent Carmen Briggs of Harcourts Solution – The Gap was marketing the property as a “magnificent home” in a dress circle address.Before renovations: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: CoreLogic Now: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: Realestate.com.aucenter_img Now: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: Realestate.com.auIt is set to go to auction at 11am on Saturday May 13.The property is open for inspection from 11am to 11.30am this Saturday and 1-1.30pm this Sunday.Before renovations: 50 Girraween Grove Ashgrove Qld 4060. Picture: CoreLogiclast_img read more

first_imgBarca apartments in Bulimba.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago“Moving forward — during the next phase of the inner Brisbane apartment market cycle — we see the current trends towards lower project yields and larger apartments increasing,” Mr Matusik said.“There is a need to build more owner-resident oriented housing stock across inner Brisbane that is largely fuelled by residents looking to downsize and, importantly, stay in their area.“There are very few new apartment projects that adequately fulfil this market segment’s wish list, which includes a small project; well-proportioned and designed; and in a prime position, such as on the Brisbane River.”Bulimba is identified in the report as a suburb with rising demand from downsizers.The report shows a fall in recent months in the number of dwellings available for resale and rent in Bulimba, and very limited new housing choices in the area, with just three months’ supply in the pipeline and very few potential development sites.Mr Matusik points to just a handful of boutique projects on Bulimba’s riverfront that will deliver apartments to suit discerning downsizers. Amara Residences in Bulimba.Representing a combined total of 87 new residences, they are: Amara Residences, with 13 two and three-bedroom apartments; Barca, with 31 units; 29-31 Byron Street with 16 apartments; and 27 units in The Boatyard.“This strongly suggests that, unlike other locales across inner Brisbane, the Bulimba area is undersupplied with appropriate housing choice,” Mr Matusik said.“There is a large local baby boomer population, many of whom are potentially looking to downsize into an apartment in the same area.“We believe there is considerable local pent-up demand, as most locals cannot find the appropriate product to downsize to.” The Boatyard Bulimba is one of only a few boutique apartment complexes in Bulimba where demand is going to outstrip supply.LARGE apartments in boutique complexes in the inner-city are hot property as the latest research report shows demand for these apartments will soon outstrip supply.The latest Matusik Property Insights report finds that while Brisbane’s wider unit market is entering a downturn, large apartments in small inner-city projects are holding firm with demand from downsizing owner occupiers on the rise.The report finds that boutique apartments stack up financially with small projects in prime positions — on the river, in high-street locations or with uninterrupted views of the CBD — delivering better gains in 2016 (3.9 per cent) than other inner city apartments (-1 per cent).It also shows that larger apartments are the ones to buy with better resell value than their smaller counterparts, with three-bedroom apartments across inner Brisbane averaging gains of 9.6 per cent per annum over the past decade, more than double the average of 4.6 per cent. Report author Michael Matusik said inner city locals looking to downsize locally, more couples without children staying in or returning to the inner-city and fewer people living alone were contributing to the growing demand for boutique apartment living in the city.He said the inner-city apartment market was going through a quick self correction with 40 per cent of scheduled projects shelved over the past 12 months, and what he predicts will be a rise in boutique-style apartment development.last_img read more