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    Default A lock on the outside of a kids bedroom door... Creepy right?

    Some friends are renovating a property they bought as an investment... We're over right now cos DP is an electrician and doing electriciany things...

    Anyway, all of the bedrooms apart from the main, had a lock on the outside. Not a knob lock... Like one you can attach a padlock to.

    Creepy... Isn't it? What could it possibly be for other than locking your kid in the room? On 3 doors to kids rooms.

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    Wow, We put a sliding lock on the inside of our door because DD tends to wander at night and she is usually in our room but that is because i flat out refused to lock her into her bedroom.
    Very Very creepy....

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    Default A lock on the outside of a kids bedroom door... Creepy right?

    House I moved into had chain locks on the outside of the kids bedrooms. I thought it was creepy too!

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    Default A lock on the outside of a kids bedroom door... Creepy right?

    Very creepy if they were kids rooms!

    Could it previously have been used as a share house - maybe the housemates didn't trust each other while they were out of the house?

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    It is possible the property was a share house, and individuals rented just a room, and would lock their room when not at home. I have seen this especially in uni share homes. And I'd prefer to think that than anything else!!

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    Default Re: A lock on the outside of a kids bedroom door... Creepy right?

    unfortunately I know of people who do this. I can't stand it and have distanced myself. But yeah they do lock their kids in their room. The kids aren't overly naughty at all either. I find it dangerous, creepy and all those things too. What if there was a fire..

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    Default A lock on the outside of a kids bedroom door... Creepy right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaybaby View Post
    It is possible the property was a share house, and individuals rented just a room, and would lock their room when not at home. I have seen this especially in uni share homes. And I'd prefer to think that than anything else!!
    I'm going with this

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    Creepy.The creepiest thing I've seen is a house with peepholes on the bedroom doors, children used to live there too....now that is super creepy.

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    Default A lock on the outside of a kids bedroom door... Creepy right?

    I've considered putting locks in all of the bedroom doors but to keep them OUT, not in purely because they trash their rooms. But no way would I lock them in, it's a big fear of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobbleyhorse View Post
    Very creepy if they were kids rooms!

    Could it previously have been used as a share house - maybe the housemates didn't trust each other while they were out of the house?
    Nah, it was a married couple with kids. The rooms were also done up as kids rooms - bubblegum pink in one, bright blue with some animal border in another. So young kids. The people who bought it met them...

    They left the house in a hideous state though... as in, the entire bathroom has been pulled out, same with the kitchen etc... because none of it was salvageable. It was just gross, mold, cigarette staining, something that looked like dried-poo on the walls... so I'm guessing the owners weren't the BEST people either...

    (I know, why did they buy it like that? I think cos it was so cheap... and they knew they could fix it up).


 

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