speaking, landlords must provide locks to secure all external doors and windows
of their premises.
If you are operating a rooming house, you must
ensure that each resident’s room is secure.
Landlords can keep copies of all keys and if any
locks are changed, a new copy of the key should be given to the other party.
A tenant, who wants to change a lock, must get the
If a landlord is unreasonably holding back consent,
a tenant can take the matter to a tribunal.
Many tenants cut multiple sets of keys for partners
and family and landlords face the issue, of whether or not the locks should be
changed at the end of the tenancy
Tenants, who are vacating a property, are required to
hand over their keys and all copies to the landlord.
Tenants who are experiencing domestic violence can
legally change the locks, if they have taken out an intervention order and the
excluded tenant cannot enter the home.
In these cases, the tenant pays for the locks to be
changed and must give a copy of the keys and a certified extract of the
intervention order to the landlord.
Landlords cannot give excluded tenants copies of
the keys whilst the tenant is subject to the violence order.
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Saturday, 2 May 2020