At Lowe’s a cheap deadbolt is LESS than $9.00 there’s no way a locksmith will charge less than that to re-pin a lock and cut two keys… surely?
@CrazyGirl2 "a cheap deadbolt is LESS than $9.00"1. Cheap locks are not the best locks. A lock is not something where you should sacrifice quality to save a few dollars.2. If she is in rental property, she needs to leave the same locks on the doors when she vacates the premises.
1) So, I’m a girl and I could switch out a deadbolt in 2 minutes. It’s just two Phillips head screws.2) she is trying to keep her ex out not the mafia!3) you have NO idea what is in her lease, so that last argument is silly. But even IF it says that… THEN SHE CAN CHANGE IT BACK (as previously mentioned it takes about 2 minutes!
@OlderAndWiser. Oh and “cheap deadbolts are not the best”. What on earth makes you think she has “THE BEST” deadbolts on there now? It’s rental property (as in the owner will not live there) why invest hundreds per “high security” lock, for a property where he doesn’t care about the contents?
@CrazyGirl2 Obviously, you are correct with absolutely everything that you said. Good day.
Very unexpected, I thank you sir!
@WinCx3d - I read a few of your responses. a) Your landlord is not some demon. Phone them, tell them the situation explain you fear for your life & have them change the locks. Or tell them you'll get a locksmith & add the fees to your rent. Very simple. b) you're breaking up with him. Could it not be any simpler? He took your key to get a copy? Use your brain.
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It’s my landlords house i can’t just change the locks
I would bet you that he has other sets of locks and he would be happy to change it for you if you heard your story
Get a restraining order.Report it to the police.If they do nothing then call 911 and state everything calmly and clearly to the operator. That call will become public record and you can always refer to it later if he ever tries to break in.When you're home put extra stuff in front of door.
It’s not my house I’m renting it my landlord gave me two keys
Even better. Call the landlord and tell him your ex stole one of your keys and won't return it, so you fear for your safety and need the locks changed. If he refuses, do it yourself and deduct it from the rent and tell your landlord to screw off for not being concerned about your safety.
Oh! As for the whole “landlord situation” you have a right to feel safe in your own home! If your landlord refuses to change your lock, you change it, and mail him/her a copy of the key with your rent check! They only need the key for emergency situations. If he/she won’t change it, do it yourself!
I’d LOVE to know what man gave this a thumbs down! A cheap deadbolt at Lowe’s is $8.90 and at Walmart they have one for $9.89. There is literally no reason why she can’t get a new lock!
It’s my landlords house and he gave me two keys i just can’t change the locks
I suspected as much, need to have a chat about it with your land lord, cause even if he gives it back by now he could have his own copy anyways.
@WinCx3d - then chat with your landlord as soon as possible. No different than if you were calling a locksmith for your own house
Stupid idea, this is called criminal damaging..
Form of control... i can come in when i want! See
It’s not my house I’m renting it from my landlord he gave me two keys