Posted by satori on February 07, 1999 at 10:37:44:
In Reply to: Re: Changing the lock of my apartment... posted by W Cramer on February 07, 1999 at 00:49:48:
I can understand the question. But, I came to a situation were I had to
change my locks.Why would the landlord want a key? Everything is such
doubletalk. Whats wrong with a tanant having his own key .After all
legally he pays for the right to call it his home. And legally it
is. So if the landlord wants a key ask him for the key to his
home door for if there really was and emergency, of course, you
would need his key for shelter.If the landlords so concerned about
and emergency its a two way street. The tenant should have access
to his home, after all the tenant his paying his bills.I can think
of numerous situations were a tenant does not have to give the
landlord a key if the landlord trys to enter the home of the
tenant without warning , change the locks. if the landlord is
verbally loud ona regular basis Change the locks.If the tenat feels
as if the landlord will compromise his security in order to
force the tenant out change the locks. i changed my locks, and no
way in hell is he getting the key to my home.
: This may depend on where you live. In NYC for regulated apartments you can change the locks (gee, old occupents, and their associates can have keys). However, copies of keys for the apartment must be supplied when asked for. But entry must be pre-approved and you can request written notice in advance. Emergencies are the only exception for this rule. But unpermitted entry is a no no.
: W Cramer
: : To anybody out there who knows about this subject:
: : Can I change the locks of my front door without my landlady's consent and not give her a copy of the new keys? I got the suspicion that she's been inside the apartment a couple of times.
: : Please email to let me know. It's really important for me to know this.
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