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bean

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My tenant in Arizona changed the locks without my permission and never gave me a key.  What are my options?  They may be moving out soon.

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You have a right to a key.  Serve a perform or quit notice to give you a key to the place.  (Don't know how long perform or quits have to be there.)  State in the notice that if they do not perform by providing you a key to the place by the expiration, a locksmith will be called to rekey the place at their expense at the expiration of the notice.  He will change the locks, provide you and the tenant a new key, and the tenants will be billed for his services.
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Yes The thing is Locksmiths often have to reprogramme not only your lock but also other locks in the apartment building. The cost of replacement should be in your contract.
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