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What should I do if I want to replace (change) the door lock? Where should I go to buy a new one? How much it cost? I lost the keys...

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Re: chaging door lock

Assuming it's for a house/apartment, are you in a rented property or do you own it? If it's rented, you'll have to run it by the landlord or agency that owns the place.

If it's for a car/shed/chastity belt, try a locksmith.
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Re: chaging door lock

I have subrented the apartment and it is the apartment door not the main building door. How much is the price of a lock and where should I buy.
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Re: chaging door lock

You risk to have to replace ALL building locks!

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Re: chaging door lock

Why???
It is just my apartment.
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I have subrented the apartment and it is the apartment door not the main building door. How much is the price of a lock and where should I buy.
If it helps, losing the key isn't the end of the world so long as you didn't lose it with any identifying information. My boss lost his bunch of keys including the one to his apartment but his landlord said that because he didn't lose them with any identifiers he only had to pay for a new key to be cut.

Check with your landlord, it might not be a case of replacing all the locks/keys in the building.

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Why???
It is just my apartment.
Each key normally operates the main door of the building and its own apartment door. If you have to change the lock it means nobody's key works anymore and everyone needs a new one and therefore a new lock for their own apartments.
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Re: chaging door lock

Do you know where should I buy a lock? How can I find a local key/lock provider! service?
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Do you know where should I buy a lock? How can I find a local key/lock provider! service?
Maybe Coop Bau und Hobby but as a warning you would probably be in breach of your contract if you go changing locks in a rented place.
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Re: changing door lock

Normally the caretaker or agency has a copy of the keys in case of an emergency, fire or flood. So not a good idea to change the lock - you really should discuss with with your landlord/agency - or you risk have huge expense and trouble on your hands.

If you really want to go ahead and take the risk, look in Yellow pages for 'serrurier'.
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Re: changing door lock

http://www.serrurier-depannage-urgen.../lausanne.html

Keyword: Serruriers

They might have to obtain your landlord´s permission before working on the lock / door. I paid CHF275 for a replacement lock with two keys which was done only after my Landlord gave them authorisation. Keys were the KABA types.

Swiss keys and their security level

charge for lost keys

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Re: changing door lock

Yes. Fortunately the reception guy was lurking there and I asked him to open the door and he did. So he has a key. Does he agree to copy another key? Because I have to hand the key to my owner (which he is also a tenant) at the end of the contract
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Yes. Fortunately the reception guy was lurking there and I asked him to open the door and he did. So he has a key. Does he agree to copy another key? Because I have to hand the key to my owner (which he is also a tenant) at the end of the contract
Ask "The reception guy" to order the replacement spare keys for you! He is probably the Concierge, and he has a pass key, and that is not a copy of your key.
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Re: changing door lock

The key is a type of key that has holes on it (I don't know what is the name of these keys here)
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The key is a type of key that has holes on it (I don't know what is the name of these keys here)
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Can someone suggest an affordable key cutting service in London ?
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Re: changing door lock

Have you read your contract? You are not allowed to change the lock!!!

You must order new key(s) from the landlord / owner's agency.
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Re: changing door lock

As I said, the reception guy has one.
I want to talk with him to order a new copy only. Will he agree? Or he may say that you lost the key and bla bla bla...
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Have you read your contract? You are not allowed to change the lock!!!

You must order new key(s) from the landlord / owner's agency.
The reception guy does not have a copy of your key! He has a master / pass key!
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Re: changing door lock

Jeeez, there's no helping or even trying to explain to some folk sometimes.... The key to your place is not just the key to there and you can not just change the locks you also cannot copy the doorman's one... If you have lost the key you have to report it, you do not have Authority to change the locks, you will be charged....
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Re: changing door lock

Were your marbles attached to the key when you lost it?
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Jeeez, there's no helping or even trying to explain to some folk sometimes.... The key to your place is not just the key to there and you can not just change the locks you also cannot copy the doorman's one... If you have lost the key you have to report it, you do not have Authority to change the locks, you will be charged....
That is ridiculous because consider I have rented an apartment, then not only I have the keys, the landlord (which is a person or agency) also has the same keys. So in case of theft, I can directly complain the landlord I can say that he also has my apartment keys.
In my country, every time I rent an apartment, I will change the lock and keep the original one in a place. Later at the end of contract, I will revert the lock back to the original.

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Were your marbles attached to the key when you lost it?
No. It was one key and I always put it in my pocket. I don't know what was the mistake (for example when I wanted to pull out my hand from my pocket) that I lost the keys.
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