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Change locks

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 8:55pm
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Kaiser

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Hello Everyone

Just purchased and completed on  a property in Villamartin area today and the agent asked me if I wanted the locks changed. I didnt really give it much thought as its not normal practice in the UK. Anyone have any advice please or have experienced such a situation and what the approx cost will be. Just one door. Thanks

marcliff

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:00pm

marcliff

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Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:00pm

You will find there are probably quite a few sets of keys hanging around and you never know who has a set.

We had our locks changed in all the doors when we moved in but it was a new build and didn't know if the builders had kept any. I think we paid about 350 euro but only one was a special type which pushes bars out into the door frame. The rest were just standard ones.

Villas

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:07pm

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Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:07pm

Kaiser wrote on Wed Feb 28, 2024 8:55pm:

Hello Everyone

Just purchased and completed on  a property in Villamartin area today and the agent asked me if I wanted the locks changed. I didnt really give it much thought as its not normal practice in the UK. Anyone have any advice please or have experienced such a situation and what the approx cost wi...

...ll be. Just one door. Thanks

Depending on the type of "EU" lock. Yes change it. (local fereteria). Lock change only, door mechanism (perhaps) not needed. Easy change. If unusual type employ a locksmith. In any case, for security, change. V

Manda70

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:17pm

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Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:17pm

Hi Kaiser, we purchased an apartment December 2022 and changed the main door lock which was a security lock, plus the patio and put a new bolt on another.

The security lock was €50 with SAC locks, Bradley and his wife are English and you can reach them on 0034 651 349 789, they are on what’s app too.

We called them them a couple of weeks before we where flying out to collect the keys to our new place and they arrived the same afternoon as arranged.

So Impressed with them we also used them to replace our recker on the door.  Half the price we where quoted from others.

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Sligogent

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:26pm

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Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:26pm

marcliff wrote on Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:00pm:

You will find there are probably quite a few sets of keys hanging around and you never know who has a set.

We had our locks changed in all the doors when we moved in but it was a new build and didn't know if the builders had kept any. I think we paid about 350 euro but only one was a special type which pushes bars out into the door frame. The rest were just standard ones....

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I  changed  my locks as a precaution,  change  inner lock  Timber  door  myself,  but got  Burno   0034 633 760652 to do security  grill  on front  keymobile.es   120  I  paid,  it  easy to change Barrel  of lock,  ,  I  would ch lock on security grill  if even for peace of mind

Kaiser

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:31pm

Kaiser

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Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:31pm

Manda70 wrote on Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:17pm:

Hi Kaiser, we purchased an apartment December 2022 and changed the main door lock which was a security lock, plus the patio and put a new bolt on another.

The security lock was €50 with SAC locks, Bradley and his wife are English and you can reach them on 0034 651 349 789, they are on what’s app too.
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We called them them a couple of weeks before we where flying out to collect the keys to our new place and they arrived the same afternoon as arranged.

So Impressed with them we also used them to replace our recker on the door.  Half the price we where quoted from others.

Thanks a lot guys think It makes sense to change the locks as soon as possible.

Cheers

Cheryl21

Posted: Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:26pm

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Posted: Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:26pm

I can highly revommend Bradley at Unlocked 0034653551155

Very reasonable

Kaiser

Posted: Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:59pm

Kaiser

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Posted: Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:59pm

Contacted Bradley Gaunt last night at unlocked via whats app, he replied immediately and put a new lock on our front door at 3pm today. He liaised with estate agent as I am still in the UK and got it sorted. Unbelievable what a service, just paid him with a drink on top. FIRST CLASS definitely recommend. 

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