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    Who pays?

    Hey there! Sorry if this was already posted! I had a long debates with my student - tenants, in case they are replacing the locks as they old(as they say) and do not offer the security level the tenants want, who pays for the locks and for the locksmith?

    #2
    It depends if the locks need changing or it is simply a preference of the tenant(s).

    You are obliged to keep the tenant(s) and their possessions safe.
    If you believe the existing locks do that, they don't need to be replaced.
    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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      #3
      You may find your landlord insurance has a requirement for type/quality of lock (including windows).

      IMHO change locks at each change of occupants, with thumb-turn locks. No need to fumble for a key if house is on fire full of smoke.

      You never know who had a copy of keys...
      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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        #4
        If they want them changed and what is already there is fine then they should pay - but expect them to take them with them when they leave! May just be best to upgrade your locks and keep the good will - I am sure on a student let you are making plenty of profit!

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          #5
          If you allow the T to change the locks, make sure they meet your insurance policy requirements, once the T leaves they can replace it with the originals or your get new locks. Get a copy of any keys you will require for access.

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            #6
            Can't be that expensive and student income is high - so best you fork out IMHO

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