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:
Here 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.
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.
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.
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