Open/Close Menu
Your Rental Housing Solution
Home · Property Management · Landlord Quick Tips : Landlord Quick Tip

Tip #25: Re-Key- Without the Fee!

Submitted by real estate expert Eleanor Trainor
Re-keying? It’s so expensive— but here’s an awesome new product:

KeysHere in the City of Seattle, it is required that the locks be changed between tenants.

Our local locksmiths often charge at very least a $79 trip fee, plus $12-15 per cylinder to change the locks. Yikes! (My company, Rental Restoration, charges a flat $92.50.)

Kwikset has developed a new secure cylinder that anyone can change with the tool that comes with the cylinder.

This would be great for high-turnover units and multi-family buildings. More information is here:
Very cool!
Eleanor Trainer is with Rental Restoration, the only independent full-service maintenance contracting firm in Puget Sound that focuses solely on serving property managers and rental property owners.
See last week’s Landlord Quick Tip.
American Apartment Owners Association offers discounts on products and services related to your commercial housing investment, including real estate forms, tenant debt collection, tenant background checks, insurance and financing.

Find out more at

To subscribe to our blog, click here.

Copyright © 2004 - 2016 All Rights Reserved.