Gillian Schifreen

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 26th August 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 105

Gillian Schifreen

17:31 PM, 5th September 2021, About 3 weeks ago

Landlord Haters wanted Pet deposits banned - Now they wish to reverse that decision

Not only do I allow pets in my higher end South East houses, I positively encourage it. I run a tiny dog rescue charity in Portugal, Most of my tenants have one if not 2 of my rescue dogs. I can't beat my tenants off with a stick. They stay with me for years and years. I get no void periods and they are all brilliant.

The houses are kept in great condition. You need to be able to read people effectively. Luckily I seem to be able too.... Read More

Gillian Schifreen

12:55 PM, 17th April 2021, About 5 months ago

PM advertises prospective tenants with animals will be ‘considered’

Not only do I allow pets in my properties value £250k-850k most of my tenants now have rescue dogs from my small Portuguese charity. As do their families, neighbours and mates!

We keep our tenants for decades!... Read More

Gillian Schifreen

16:45 PM, 27th January 2020, About 2 years ago

Assistance dog increase?

Reply to the comment left by James Noble at 25/01/2020 - 18:14
Believe it or not there is a massive shortage of puppies in UK shelters and waiting lists for small, young dogs with no behavioural issues. Because of the is the re-homing criteria is so high I was told last year by a UK shelter the Queen wouldn't qualify for an adopted dog in the UK now! We have no shortage of these and it stops people buying from puppy farms.... Read More

Gillian Schifreen

11:06 AM, 25th January 2020, About 2 years ago

3% rent increase reasonable?

Reply to the comment left by Ivan Ratnayake at 24/01/2020 - 00:03
We never increase rents. Our mortgage payments have been pretty static for many years and as you say for the sake of a few quid a month keeping a happy tenant for outweighs that. The longer they stay the bigger shock they get if they start to look for another property. We've had 2 tenants give us notice as they wanted a bigger place but rescinded it within a month having seen the jump in rental prices if they move.... Read More

Gillian Schifreen

11:02 AM, 25th January 2020, About 2 years ago

Assistance dog increase?

I have fairly high end properties on the South Coast. Not only to I encourage people with pets I also run a charity in Portugal which rehomes dogs into the UK. Now most of my tenants and their friends and family have one (or more0 of our dogs! Makes great business sense, we keep our tenants for ever as really nice dog friendly houses are really difficult to find. We've had no problems with damage other than normal wear and tear. Give it a go, keeping good tenants for a very long time is a good business model.... Read More