4 reasons to get new locks when you move house
The average person is said to move three times before they reach the age of 45, almost making moving house a national pastime. While it's often considered one of the most stressful events someone can go through, it doesn't have to be, providing you take certain steps to help you alleviate the strain.
Here are just some of the reasons why you should add changing your locks to your list of priorities whenever you move into a new property.
1. Not all keys will be accounted for
The previous owners of your new house might not have kept track of how many times they've lent keys out to friends, family, neighbours or even tradespeople over the years. If these keys get into the wrong hands, there's just no telling what could happen. Making sure you replace your locks will give you peace of mind from day one.
2. Tenants, beware
The above point is especially important if you're living in rented accommodation. Previous tenants may not have handed over all their keys - or had copies made - putting you and your family at risk. Check your tenancy agreement to see whether it's possible to change the locks and ask your landlord to do this sooner rather than later once you've moved in.
3. Your insurance might not be valid
In the event that an intruder does enter your home with a key, there's a strong chance your home insurance company won't pay out. This could be the case even if you didn't know the duplicate keys existed! Taking precautions early on will not only help keep your property secure in a physical sense, but also when it comes to your insurance.
4. Be sure they're up to the required standard
The previous owners of your new home may not have taken their security as seriously as you, resulting in them having substandard locks installed. By having new locks installed by a reputable locksmith, you can rest assured you're getting a quality product that meets British Standards, rather than a cheap imitation that's so common on the UK market.
Take a closer look at our Home Mover Lock Package
There are two main deterrents to people changing their locks when they move; the perceived expense and hassle. However, with our Home Mover Lock Package, neither of these factors needs to be an issue.
Get in touch with us on 01302 378 067 to discuss options and find out more about what this value for money package has to offer.