Flatirons Locksmiths: How a Locksmith Can Help Property Managers with Evictions
Evictions often create ill feelings. It’s not uncommon for tenants to refuse to leave or retaliate when forced to abandon the property. If you are a property manager, having an experienced locksmith on your side can help make the process run more smoothly. Here’s how.
• Reduce damage. If a renter is uncooperative, a locksmith can open doors without causing any damage. Property managers typically have the locksmith arrive at the same time as the Sheriff once an eviction order has been issued.
• Rekey locks. Property managers will want to ensure their tenants are no longer able to enter the property. A locksmith can rekey all locks and discuss any other security measures that might be applicable.
• Unlock miscellaneous areas. Securing a rental property involves more than just the outer doors sometime. Many properties have garages, storage areas, mailboxes, gates, safes and other secured areas that will need to be opened, emptied and rekeyed. A locksmith can assist property managers with all these areas.
The laws governing evictions are strict. Property managers cannot change locks unless a legal eviction notice has been issued, the tenant has left the property or has refused to pay rent. Other extreme circumstances include if a tenant is still occupying the property, but has changed the locks, installed new doors or boarded up the entrance. In these situations, local law enforcement should be called immediately. Property managers can obtain an Emergency Reentry Order or Restraining order against the tenant. Once that legal process has been followed, contact us to help secure your property.
Having a locksmith experienced with the eviction process is an important step. Numerous property managers in the Boulder, Colorado area trust Flatirons Locksmiths with their eviction needs. Let us help you.
Flatirons Locksmiths is a mobile locksmith company based in Boulder County, serving Boulder, Broomfield, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Erie, Niwot, & Longmont in Colorado. We offer both emergency & scheduled services, feel free to browse our website to view our complete list of services, or contact us today for all of your residential, commercial, or automotive locksmith needs. We would love to hear from you!