Reply to LL Tip: Avoiding Tenant Calls from Lockouts
LL Tip: Avoiding Tenant Calls from Lockouts
by Eric (MN) on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @18:19
I use standard Schlage locks.
One way to reduce tenant lockouts is to have a deadbolt with a key, not a locking door knob. Change the door knob to a hall /Closet knob. That way, you can only get locked out of you had the keys when you left. One of the first things I do when I buy a property is to get rid of locks that can be locked by just closing the door.
At many places, a knob/deadbolt in a matching set works perfectly. The deadbolt is installed on the residence door, and the locking knob on the garage service door.