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Moving Home and Lock Changing

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Moving Home and Lock Changing

Whether you already own a house or are buying your first property, security is always a high priority. As a homeowner do you know how many different keys you have had cut and handed out to friends, families, and neighbours over the years. Can you account for them all? Probably not.

This is the same for most homeowners across the country, which is why when you move into a new home, you need to get the locks changed as you don’t know who might have a key to your new home.


Moving Home and Lock Changing

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Alongside the lack of security that can come from having unknown people carrying around keys, not changing the locks on your new home poses a risk of invalidating your home insurance. Unfortunately, a condition of most insurance policies is that you are not covered if there is no forced entry, this means that should someone enter your home with a key or through an open door/window it can invalidate your insurance leaving you unprotected.

Before you look at changing the locks, it’s important to check what type of locks are required by your home insurance provider. If you have a lock installed that does not meet the insurance requirements, you may invalidate your insurance. It’s essential that you always read the terms and conditions of your insurance policy to understand what may invalidate it.

How much does it cost?

The cost of having your locks changed can vary due to several different factors, with the type of lock and the amount of locks that need changing playing an important role in how much it can cost. Usually, Locksmiths will charge by the hour so a factor in the price will be how long it will take a Locksmith to complete the job plus any parts that are required, which themselves hold different price ranges.

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