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Posted on 23 Aug, 2016 in Blog, Locksmiths |

Rental Property Security

Rental Property Security

While most homeowners are fully aware of their responsibility to keep their homes safe and protected, the majority of renters are left in the dark when it comes to security. Rental contracts can vary , but there are some pretty basic things both tenants and landlords can do to make sure everyone is safeguarded. Here is a brief look at the separate responsibilities of tenants and landlords when it comes to rental property security.


Tenants should do their own part to secure the home, apartment, condo or townhome they are renting by making a spare key and hiding it in a discreet spot on the property. This of course is because you can always uncover your spare key if an emergency were to arise or if you were to accidentally lock yourself out of you rental. A locksmith won’t be able to unlock the door without the landlord’s permission, so it’s best to do what you can to avoid having to go down this route.


When it comes to the responsibility of the landlord, there is one basic thing that he or she should do in order to ensure the property’s tenants are protected. Every landlord should consistently change the locks on the doors and gates of the apartment, condo or home when one tenant moves out and another moves in. This is obviously because you don’t want the previous tenant to be able to gain access to the living quarters of your new tenants.

Securing a rental property is a breeze if both the tenant and the landlord are on the same page. If you are a renter who has any specific questions, it’s best to contact your landlord. If you are a landlord, it’s recommended you have a professional locksmith on call to help you change the locks of your rental.

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