Rekeying a rental property after a tenant moves out is a good practice for landlords to protect their property and tenants, reduce liability, and provide peace of mind.
Security: Rekeying the locks ensures that the previous tenant no longer has access to the property. This is important for maintaining the security of the property and protecting future tenants.
Liability: If a previous tenant gains access to the property after moving out and causes damage or steals something, the landlord could be held liable. By rekeying the locks, landlords can protect themselves from potential legal issues.
Peace of mind: Knowing that the locks have been changed and the property is secure can give landlords and new tenants peace of mind.
Convenience: Rekeying the locks is a relatively simple and inexpensive process, especially compared to the potential costs and headaches associated with a security breach.
Certain states, such as Texas, require you to have your rental re-keyed between each tenant. For more information on re-keying laws in Texas please click here.