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Standard practice to rekey lock on Condo for each new renter?

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Standard practice to rekey lock on Condo for each new renter?

What is the standard practice when renting out a condo unit to each new renter (Toronto)? Is the expectation that the lock is rekeyed every time? Is it the law?

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keesio wrote: What is the standard practice when renting out a condo unit to each new renter (Toronto)? Is the expectation that the lock is rekeyed every time? Is it the law?
There is no standard practices. There is not any specific expectation that the lock be rekeyed. The condo corporation may have bylaws related to this. Or they may not.
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Thanks for the reply. I checked the condo rules and there is no specific information regarding this other than the usual requirement that if we want the lock rekeyed, it has to go through property management.
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Think of the Childre…
Property management owns the lock / door.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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I've never heard of this being a standard practice. I never even thought about it when I was a renter.
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keesio wrote: Thanks for the reply. I checked the condo rules and there is no specific information regarding this other than the usual requirement that if we want the lock rekeyed, it has to go through property management.
Yes, property management has to be able to access every unit in case of emergency, plus your door (and the lock) is part of the condo's common elements, so you have to go through them to rekey it.

When owners or renters change, there is no legal requirement to re-key locks. This is for all property types, not just condos.
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Thanks to everyone for all the info/feedback!

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