What To Do If Some Of Your Keys Are Damaged Or Missing And You Need To Hand Them Over

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What To Do If Some Of Your Keys Are Damaged Or Missing And You Need To Hand Them Over
What To Do If Some Of Your Keys Are Damaged Or Missing And You Need To Hand Them Over

What To Do If Some Of Your Keys Are Damaged Or Missing And You Need To Hand Them Over

One of the things that you are required to do before moving out of any house is to hand over your keys to your property manager. At times, you can get caught up in the hustle of finding a new house, packing and finding a reliable mover such that you do not get the time to check and replace any missing or damaged keys before your mover arrives. This article provides tips on what to do if some of your keys are damaged or missing and you need to hand them over.

  • Replace them beforehand: You should try your best to remember to inspect your keys prior to the day of the move and replace them beforehand. Such consideration helps you to avoid last minute rush to find what to do with such keys. Talk to a reliable smith or key cutter to have the damaged or missing keys replaced.
  • Notify the property owner/manager: In case you forget to replace the keys beforehand, the prudent way to go is to notify the house manager about them. They will advise you accordingly on what you should do. Some house owners will have no problem with damaged or missing keys especially where they change all the locks system every time a new tenant moves in. However, others would require compensation for any missing or damaged keys.

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  • Arrange to replace them later: Most people do not remember to check their keys until the day of the move. It would be challenging to replace them on the same day because it might delay your moving company and probably, cost you a lot. In such cases, talk to your property manager, you can agree on when to have them replaced later.
  • Pay for a complete change of locks: In most of the cases, having the lock system completely changed is a safe way to ensure the security of the house. In addition, should anything happen to the house you were occupying even after you move, the blame will always be on you if you didn’t have the locks changed. Opting to change all the locks in the house can help you to avoid such blame in the future. However, ensure that you are in agreement with the property manager about changing the locks.

You must hand over the keys to your former house before moving out but you might encounter some challenges, especially if you don’t notice early enough that some keys are missing or damaged. If you find yourself in this situation, it is always important to communicate with your property manager –it will help in deciding what action is appropriate as far as the damaged and missing keys are concerned.

Joe Webster
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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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