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    Default Do landlords have to change locks between tenants?

    Does anyone know if they legally have to? We were broken into today. Lots stolen, door open, no forced entry. Police suggested the previous tenants and I'll ask the real estate tomorrow. This happened at our last address too. The previous tenants had broken in (proven). Aaaah. I'm trying not to cry

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    Default Do landlords have to change locks between tenants?

    I'm so very sorry you're going through this :-( Hugs!

    Unfortunately no, landlords do not have to legally change the locks between tenants.

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    Default Do landlords have to change locks between tenants?

    Wow, I'm do sorry!! PP is correct.

    I'm sure they will let you pay for you to do it yourself though

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    Landlords don't have to change the locks and unfortunately it's a common occurrence where I grew up. People would cut the keys and then use them to break in down the track...very scary Sorry to hear that

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    Now I'm scared. I'm often home alone at night with my babies

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    OMG! Thats terrible! What is wrong with people?? Hugs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbasmummy View Post
    Now I'm scared. I'm often home alone at night with my babies
    you could change the locks - or look at getting EXTRA deadlocks put on .. it is scary ..

    I guess looking back we were pretty lucky to not be broken into .. we lived in quite a few rentals - and it never crossed my mind that someone else could have an old key ... guess thats cause even if I had a key - I wouldn't think of using it

    OP - I'm sorry that you've been broken into more than once its heartbreaking, and scary

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    So sorry this has happend hope they find who did it I would ask them to change the locks for you and if they want ask if you can.

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    You can ask the landlord to change the locks but they are under no obligation to. However Im fairly certain in NSW you can change the locks and then provide the landlord with the new key within 7 days of changing without their permission. Not sure about QLD though, you would be able to find the information through your tenancy advocate though.


 

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