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My landlord changed the locks on the outside of my building and has asked all the tenants to pay a $50 deposit for every key needed. Can he do this?

by Guest764  |  6 years, 8 month(s) ago

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My landlord changed the locks on the outside of my building and has asked all the tenants to pay a $50 deposit for every key needed. Can he do this?

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  1. Guest764

     If the locks are changed, your landlord must provide you with a key as soon as the change is made. If your tenancy agreement does not say anything about tenants being responsible for a key deposit, then your landlord cannot charge you for this now.
    Your landlord gave you occupancy of the premises on the terms set out in your lease. The only way he can introduce a new charge is by making a new agreement with you. If you do not want to agree to this, you do not have to. He has to give you a new key anyway.

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