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    #16
    People rarely change the back door (and any french window) locks, because front door locks are easier to change.
    Keep copies of those keys as well.

    If there's a back gate provide a padlock and keep a key.

    Not much help in a block of flats, admittedly.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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      #17
      thank you. that's a good suggestion. Didn't occur to me that the locks on the back door may not have been changed

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        #18
        ok so further update on this. the police raided the house on the basis of a neighbour's burglary complaint. the neighbour saw a few men running back and forth from the property and left the door open way past midnight. what was shocking was that the police didn't do much other than changing the back door locks and retained keys. Said they have nothing else to do with the property as they didn't find any real cannabis. I asked if it was safe for me to go in and the response was 'your property, do whatever you like with it'. I walked into a house full of wiring, foil and leftover grow pots. the equipment is probably worth quite a lot of money. ceilings holed up in a few rooms, furniture dismantled. I was incredibly shocked thinking about the police response as I would have thought they would take possession of the equipment and began wondering if I did the right thing by going in. unless ofcourse there is some local surveillance that they wouldn't ofcourse tell us about. I am looking to go back to get everything in a skip and get it done with. staring at a £10k bill. Does anyone see any issues with this? and other than this I am seriously considering complaining against police negligence. may be I should sell this stuff and use the money towards repairs.. this is so disturbing.

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          #19
          I'm so sorry to hear about your house. I think you'll still have to apply to the court for possession. Wait and see what others suggest.

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            #20
            I would take plenty of photos and repossess immediately. I wouldnt anticipate anyone suing for illegal eviction under the circumstances.

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              #21
              DPT57 - thank you. That was my thinking too. And yes I have a full video and also plan to take many photos.

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