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Old 12-03-2013, 06:51 PM
 
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I am not sure if I was given two housekeys when I moved in. But regardless, I only have one. If I need to turn in two, should I have another one made? That would seem a little defeating, given the whole point is to make sure the keys they gave me didn't go into the wrong person's hands?
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:12 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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...regardless, I only have one.
If I need to turn in two, should I have another one made?
Ask your LL.

Some will be type A anal control freaks about this sort of petty crap but most won't care
because they'll be changing the locks before the new tenant comes in as they should anyway.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I doubt any LL believes there are no extra keys out there. They just want to get the same number of keys back, so they don't have to pay for copies. The owner I worked for would use the old locks from one property on vacant apartments at a different property. He just swapped them around.

It can be a way for LLs to sock you with some ridiculous key fee, depending on your lease. I agree you ought to ask - preferably in an email, with response via email, so you have proof if you need it. Will probably be cheaper to make your own copy, if necessary.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Makes no difference to me. I change the exterior locks regardless. It's just part of my to do. I don't charge for it its in my cost of doing business and accounted for.
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