Keys to rental (by Diahann [MD]) Sep 15, 2021 3:30 PM|
Keys to rental (by Still Learning [NH]) Sep 15, 2021 5:21 PM
Keys to rental (by Ken [NY]) Sep 15, 2021 6:03 PM
Keys to rental (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Sep 15, 2021 9:18 PM
Keys to rental (by Robert J [CA]) Sep 15, 2021 9:36 PM
Keys to rental (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Sep 15, 2021 9:49 PM
Keys to rental (by Ken [NY]) Sep 16, 2021 9:00 AM
Keys to rental (by Vee [OH]) Sep 16, 2021 12:30 PM
Keys to rental (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Sep 17, 2021 1:30 AM
Keys to rental (by Small potatoes [NY]) Sep 18, 2021 10:52 PM
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Keys to rental (by Diahann [MD]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2021 3:30 PM
How do you handle the keys for your rental? Are you keeping a set and only using them for emergencies or with the approval from the tenant? Thanks
Keys to rental (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2021 5:21 PM
Yes I have keys to my rentals. I will use them in an emergency otherwise I get permission or post a notice of the date/time I will enter. --75.67.xxx.xxx
Keys to rental (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2021 6:03 PM
I have a master key system so always have the master with me.If a tenant loses a key i call the locksmith with the key number and the tenant goes and gets it and pays for it.I will use the master in an emergency but cant think of the last time i had to do that.I prefer any maintenance is done with the tenant there but if need be i can give a key to the maintenance guy with tenants permission.If i have to get to the point where i have to post a notice to go in due to a lack of cooperation from the tenant it is time for them to be moving --72.231.xxx.xxx
Keys to rental (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2021 9:18 PM
I used to spend hours and miles making and tracking keys.
Check out LandlordLocks.com Been using them for YEARS and hundreds of locks. Change the lock sylinder in 3 seconds.
I changed 5 today at multiple homes.
Each lock is keyed differently but we have a master key to open any of those locks. What a time saver!
We change the lock for each new resident.
We do not keep key copies because we don't need them. If a res loses their keys the safest thing is to change that lock ASAP before someone uses the lost key to enter the home to steal or rape.
For replacement keys I simply email Landlocks with the key numbers I need and I have them on my desk in a few days.
We provide 2 keys at lease signing. The res can make more copies if they like.
Entry: We only use the master key for vacants or emergencies (seldom ever). Maint is only allowed into an occupied home with an adult resident present.
Keys to rental (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2021 9:36 PM
Rules, Codes and Laws vary between City's and States. A landlord most always has keys to their rentals. You can enter the unit for good reason, after posting a 24 hour notice and returning the next day. Reason like an annual inspection of the smoke detectors, c/o sensors and testing all plumbing fixtures and appliances. Or to show the unit to your insurance agent or Inspector.
In the case of an emergency, such as a burst pipe, fire, flood, smoke or earthquake you may enter without notice. But I would call the tenant and let them know you're going in. --47.155.xx.xxx
Keys to rental (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2021 9:49 PM
Do you allow your Res to order keys from Landlord Locks directly?
I charge them $8 each key and order for them --24.101.xxx.xxx
Keys to rental (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2021 9:00 AM
Ray,why do you do that? they can get keys made at a hardware store for less than half that cost,get them at there convenience and you dont have to be involved --72.231.xxx.xxx
Keys to rental (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2021 12:30 PM
The sargent blanks are not very common, I like that keys come thru me only so I can add the 50bux monthly occupant increase. --76.188.xxx.xxx
Keys to rental (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2021 1:30 AM
I had not thought of LLLocks providing keys directly. I hope they would not give a stranger a key. Maybe *I* could email LLLocks and have a key sent to the res but that would be costly with postage and all.
I try to avoid fiddledy tasks and charges. It's not worth $8 for me to fiddle with it.
I give them two keys to each lock (front, rear doors) and tell them they can make copies. Has worked out fine for 20 years.
Even tho LLLocks keys say DO NOT DUPLICATE if has never stopped the machine or clerk at Lowes.
Keys to rental (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2021 10:52 PM
Most new tenants are not used to a ll they trust so they want someone to represent them, when I or a maintenance man enters. Over time they appreciate you taking care of maintenance issues. I'm not the quarterly inspection guy,saying I'm changing a filter, and counting toothbrushes at the same time. I recently posted notice for the first time and as Ken points out its over. I get to file at the end of the month. --172.58.xx.xx
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