If you are a landlord or tenant, it is always a good idea to consider re-keying locks when you move into or buy a new property.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking at security for rental properties.
If you have just bought an investment property in a block of flats, you should check with the Owners Corporation before re-keying the property’s locks. There may be guidelines around types of locks that are required to be installed and in some cases there will be shared locks (such as security doors or underground parking access doors) which you may not be able to change.
Ensure that you familiarise yourself with any security codes and that you have an up to date set of keys for any common areas.
You will need to request permission from the landlord before you re-key the property’s locks. While landlords are obliged to ensure all external doors have locks and all windows can be secured, they are not obliged to change the locks at your request.
In our experience, landlords and real estate agents are generally happy to give you permission to do rekey existing locks on the condition that you pay for the change and, in some cases, pay to change the locks back again when you vacate.
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