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Charge for re-keying lock (by Jen [MI]) May 20, 2010 3:27 PM
       Charge for re-keying lock (by Opinionated [NC]) May 20, 2010 4:06 PM
       Charge for re-keying lock (by ManateeAlley [FL]) May 20, 2010 4:42 PM
       Charge for re-keying lock (by AllyM [NJ]) May 20, 2010 6:09 PM
       Charge for re-keying lock (by Steve [MA]) May 20, 2010 6:22 PM
       Charge for re-keying lock (by Mike45 [NV]) May 20, 2010 8:19 PM
       Charge for re-keying lock (by Virden [OH]) May 20, 2010 8:27 PM
       Charge for re-keying lock (by sdf [SD]) May 20, 2010 10:17 PM
       Charge for re-keying lock (by Robert J [CA]) May 20, 2010 11:39 PM
       Charge for re-keying lock (by in [IN]) May 21, 2010 4:51 AM
       Charge for re-keying lock (by in [IN]) May 21, 2010 4:53 AM
       Charge for re-keying lock (by TE [TX]) May 21, 2010 5:33 AM
       Charge for re-keying lock (by TIM [IN]) May 21, 2010 6:47 AM
       Charge for re-keying lock (by george [IL]) May 21, 2010 6:55 AM
       Charge for re-keying lock (by Virden [OH]) May 21, 2010 7:16 AM
       Charge for re-keying lock (by in [IN]) May 21, 2010 5:18 PM
       Charge for re-keying lock (by Mike45 [NV]) May 21, 2010 7:52 PM


Charge for re-keying lock (by Jen [MI]) Posted on: May 20, 2010 3:27 PM
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Does anyone here charge the tenants for re-keying the locks after they move? I never have, but I am considering it if the tenants move in less than a year.

Any ideas? --76.226.xx.xxx




Charge for re-keying lock (by Opinionated [NC]) Posted on: May 20, 2010 4:06 PM
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Sounds a bit like gouging to me. Incorporate the cost into your rental rates, which is what we do even if we do not realize it as such. I do my own rekeying, so the initial investment of about $100 in tools and supplies is not repeated. --66.226.xx.xxx




Charge for re-keying lock (by ManateeAlley [FL]) Posted on: May 20, 2010 4:42 PM
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If a tenant fails to return all keys issued at lease signing, I charge on a per lock basis Single key, knob lock, single or double deadbolt. If I get all keys back no charge, then I change them anyway... --66.176.xxx.xxx




Charge for re-keying lock (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: May 20, 2010 6:09 PM
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It doesn't cost all that much or get a new lock. It's just a cost of doing business and not something in any way related to the tenant who is leaving unless they don't give you the keys. --76.99.xxx.xx




Charge for re-keying lock (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: May 20, 2010 6:22 PM
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At move in I charge a $75.00 key / lock fee. If during the course of their tenancy they desire to have the locks re-keyed I charge another $75.00. This is one of the few things we MA LLS are allowed to do. --72.85.xxx.xxx




Charge for re-keying lock (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: May 20, 2010 8:19 PM
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I have never considered charging a tenant for re-keying at the end of the lease, altough if there is an early termination of teh lease, I would say that it is legitimate to charge.

I didn't even charge a tenant who needed re-keying in the middle of her lease term when her car was carjacked and the carjacker got all of her keys, her address (car registration), etc. I was over there within an hour of learning of the event, to change her locks, free of charge.

--216.240.xx.xxx




Charge for re-keying lock (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: May 20, 2010 8:27 PM
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I do not charge in or out however I engrave a letter/number on each one, and to replace those cost 25bux each, this is in my lease so if the tenant gets ideas of changing them and need something done it costs them 50bux to get in the door after work, and more if they threw away the locks from my mastered system. --76.241.xxx.x




Charge for re-keying lock (by sdf [SD]) Posted on: May 20, 2010 10:17 PM
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I have a $75 re-keying charge written into the lease. I re-key every time someone moves. I charge for re-keying against their deposit if they do not return the keys.

I charge $75 if they loose their keys and have to re-key. I charge $100 if it is a holiday to re-key. I charge $75 for a lock out also. --70.189.xx.xxx




Charge for re-keying lock (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: May 20, 2010 11:39 PM
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For my own protection I always re-key locks for a new tenant. Once a tenant came home and things were removed without a forced entry. The police said the perp must of had a key so the tenant filed a small claims case against me for not protecting her interests. In court I produced evidence the locks were re-keyed and 3 copies were made, 2 to the tenant and 1 for myself. They keys were stamped with a special code. When I asked the tenant to produce her key, she had a copy not the original with the special stamp. The judge now didn't believe the tenant who said she never gave anyone a copy of her apartment keys. I told the judge I also observed the tenants parents and sister enter her unit with their own key, perhaps an x boyfriend was given a key. The tenant lost her case and I refused to do anything for her unless she put it in writing.... --98.119.xxx.xx




Charge for re-keying lock (by in [IN]) Posted on: May 21, 2010 4:51 AM
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Quick set has a system we use, and it takes about 2 seconds. --67.163.xx.xx




Charge for re-keying lock (by in [IN]) Posted on: May 21, 2010 4:53 AM
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kwikset dot com --67.163.xx.xx




Charge for re-keying lock (by TE [TX]) Posted on: May 21, 2010 5:33 AM
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In Texas we are not allowed to charge for long changes between tenants. --98.196.x.xxx




Charge for re-keying lock (by TIM [IN]) Posted on: May 21, 2010 6:47 AM
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I charge if they request during the lease. $50. But at the end of lease, nope. For not returning keys though, $50. --67.236.xxx.xxx




Charge for re-keying lock (by george [IL]) Posted on: May 21, 2010 6:55 AM
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unless its really a psycho ex-tenant or an eviction, i dont re-key anything. --136.182.x.xx




Charge for re-keying lock (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: May 21, 2010 7:16 AM
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Charge for re-keying lock (by in [IN]) Posted on: May 21, 2010 4:51 AM

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Quick set has a system we use, and it takes about 2 seconds.

Be careful of this system, there is one out there that anyone can rekey it leaving you out, just put in a working key with the little blade - remove the key and put in a new key - pull the blade and it sets itself to the key the landlord does not have. --76.241.xxx.x




Charge for re-keying lock (by in [IN]) Posted on: May 21, 2010 5:18 PM
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Amnazon sell a little tool and you can re key it back to whatever you like....

You do have to get in to take the handle off...one re keyed on its own...

cost 20 bucks....nice tool... --67.163.xx.xx




Charge for re-keying lock (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: May 21, 2010 7:52 PM
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George [Il], your failure to change locks between tenants can get you in a HUGE amount of trouble some day. If the tenant is burglarized, raped, killed, kidnapped, whatever, and they/their heirs discover that you had not re-keyed, boy, I'd hate to be in your shoes! Have your tenants call me and I'd be happy to take their case against you!!

It is so cheap to get the locks re-keyed that there is no excuse not to. Check out www.landlordlcoks.com and learn how simple it is to change the locks.

I do not even rotate locks among my rentals. Everyone gets a newly rekeyed lock cylinder. So I don't even care if the tenant gives me back all of the keys -- I just want one back as the symbolic surrender of possession.

--216.240.xx.xxx





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