Sheriff or Marshall Eviction Locksmith Services
Whether you are an apartment manager, a bank holding a mortgage on a property, or a private landlord renting out a home or apartment you own there are times when you need to evict to tenant. The eviction process consists of court hearing in which the court will hear evidence and decide if the tenant should be evicted. If an eviction order is entered, the evicted tenant has a set number of days to remove themselves from premises. However, there are some cases when the tenants refuse to vacate the property and landlord must obtain a writ of eviction in order to have the Sheriff or city Marshall evict the hesitant tenant.
What Happens During a Sheriff or Marshall Eviction
In most cases during a sheriff or Marshall eviction, the sheriff or city marshal will contact the tenant to be evicted and let them know at least 24 in advance that the eviction will be taken place. When they arrive at the property, the tenants and everyone residing in the rental unit or property must leave the property immediately and the door is padlocked or the locks changed. If the tenants haven’t all ready removed all their property they must contact the landlord and gain permission to retrieve their property during normal working hours. The evicted tenant has a set amount of time to make arrangements and retrieve their property. (Normally 5 to 7 days).
What Exactly is Marshall Eviction Locksmith Services?
Many landlords prefer to have a locksmith service change the locks or rekey the locks rather than the sheriff or marshal place a padlock on the door. When you hire the locksmith service a key control specialist arrives at the rental property with the Marshall or sheriff who is handling the eviction and once the tenants are removed they then change the lock on the door or rekey the lock as a safety precaution against the tenant keeping the keys or having a copy of the key that the landlord is unaware of.
Once the apartment or house has the locks changed or re-keyed the locksmith will then give the new keys to the landlord, apartment manager or representative of the bank so that they can let the tenants back into the property to receive their remaining property or issue the new key to the next tenants when the property is rented again.
Not every locksmith service provides Sheriff or Marshall eviction locksmith services, one service in Queens that does offer these services are Locksmith Queens incorporated.
24/7 Emergency Sheriff or Marshall Eviction Locksmith Services in Queens & NY Metro Area.
There may be times that a Sheriff or Marshall may evict a tenant after 5 p.m. Or early in the morning, we here at Locksmith queens incorporated provide our clients including landlords dealing with an eviction 24 hour a day emergency services so we can be at your service at the time of the eviction whenever that eviction occurs. We are only 30 minutes away from any location in Queens so give us a call at 212-203-6021 thirty to sixty minutes before the eviction to take place and we will be there to perform lock changing or re-keying duties.
What Happens if We Don’t Hire Your Locksmith Service and the Sheriff or City Marshall padlocks the door?
There may be times when having to evict a tenant is so stressful that you as a landlord simply doesn’t think to call our professional locksmith service until after the eviction takes place and the sheriff or Marshall puts that padlock on the door. That doesn’t mean that you still can’t have those door locks changed or re-keyed either immediately or before you rent the apartment or building again. We here at Locksmith Queens Inc. will be happy to provide you lock changing or re-keying services any time you need them or want them.
Are Landlords Required to Change Locks or Have them Re-Keyed after an Eviction?
If you are a new landlord you may be wondering if you have to have the locks changed or re-keyed following an eviction. Legally the answer is no, but there are several reasons why changing the locks are a good idea. Here are just a few of those reasons:
- Evicted tenants are often angry and sometimes vengeful and may be decide to enter their former home without your permission. This could result in the new tenants being terrorized, their property being stolen or damaged or damage to the apartment, home or building itself. Even if the tenant gave back the key that doesn’t mean they didn’t have the key copied and you simply don’t want multiple keys to your rental property floating around out there somewhere.
- Protecting your present and future tenants. As landlords you want your tenants to feel safe and secure in the home they have rented from you and changing the locks or re-keying the lock after an eviction is a relatively inexpensive and easy way to provide your new tenants with at least a minimum amount of protection.
- Replacing that lock or having the lock re-keyed also gives you as a landlord a certain amount of piece of mind. Whether you own the property or are simply responcible for keeping the property in order why take the risk of having to make costly repairs in case and evicted tenant decides to do damage to the building? Something as simple as re-keying a lock, can help protect the building itself and save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs.
While having to call for sheriff or Marshall eviction locksmith services are really a rare occurrences when consider the number of rental properties in Queens, knowing that such a service exists for those t rare occasions when you need it is something all landlords should be aware of.
If you need Marshall eviction Locksmith services in Queens, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 212-203-6021 and one of our licensed locksmiths will more than happy to be of service to you.