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3 Tips for Handling the Re-Keying of Locks in Between Tenants June 25, 2018

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3 Tips for Handling the Re-Keying of Locks in Between Tenants, Manhattan, New York

Many new tenants often request a change of keys when first moving into a new flat. As a landlord, it’s your responsibility to ensure they feel safe and secure in their new home, which, among other tasks, involves hiring a locksmith. If you’re hesitant about the costs that may come with frequent lock changes, here are a few tips that can help you keep both yourself and your tenants happy.

3 Tips for Landlords for Switching Locks in Their Properties

1. Make a List

Before your tenant first moves in, make a list of all the keys you’re handing over, such as the ones to apartment, gate, and laundry facilities. You will need to access that list again during the move-out to ensure they have handed over all keys.

2. Re-Key the Lock

locksmithRather than replacing the lock, which can be quite expensive, opt for re-keying. This will provide tenants with a sense of security without costing you a high sum. The locksmith will remove the lock and then make alterations so that only a new key will fit into it.

3. Advise Your Tenants on Responsibilities

When the tenant first moves in, make sure they understand the keys are not to be duplicated, and that they should avoid leaving any keys around the property where a stranger could find them and gain access to the premises.

 

When it’s time to re-key the locks on your properties, you need a locksmith who can provide quality and affordable work. With a storefront in Manhattan, ADA NY Locksmith Inc. provides residential and commercial services in New York City, from 24-hour emergency solutions to lock repair and replacement. Call (212) 689-1803 to schedule an appointment, and like them on Facebook for more information on the company. You can also follow them on Twitter for more tips.

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