26 Apr Moving House?
Imagine the scenario – It’s a nice sunny Friday, you and your family have just bought a house and today is moving day. You’ve spent the last couple of days packing all of yours and your partners worldly possessions, all of the kids stuff and all of the dogs stuff into organised boxes. The removal men have loaded and unloading all of these from your previous home into your new family home. Once everything’s been unloaded yourself and your family spend the rest of the day unloading boxes and arranging your new home. It’s now Saturday, the dog needs a walk and you need to get some keys cut for your new home, so off you pop to the Locksmiths. (Exeter Locksmiths, 39 Cowick Street, EX4 1AF) You get a key copied for each child and a few extras as well. On your way back home, you stop a stranger in the street and give him/her one of your new keys whilst explaining exactly where your new house is, you do this a couple more times until you’re left with just the keys you needed for your children. Seems like a weird thing to do doesn’t it? What if they decided to let themselves into your new home and helped themselves to your possessions? Who in their right mind would give away copies of their house keys to strangers? Well this is exactly what you’re doing if you move house and don’t change the existing, external locks on your new property. Over the years we’ve heard countless stories of problem’s this has caused, from things going missing from houses where there has are no signs of a break-in, to people who have had too much to drink on a night out, gone back to a previous address without thinking, let themselves in and fallen asleep on the sofa. We would advise saving yourself from any potential hassle and securing your belongings and family by simply changing your locks.