Our home is being sold to another landlord and he has just required a set of house keys, is is his legal requirement to have a set?
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Well, it’s not I-legal for the landlord to hold a copy of the keys to the property, it is standard in most tenancies. As long as they’re kept for emergency purposes only, the landlord can’t let himself into the property with them whenever he feels like it – that is trespassing. But that’s only current landlords…if your soon-to-be landlord has not gained ownership of the property yet but is still requesting a copy of the keys now then that is unreasonable in my opinon. If the new landlord is requesting a copy of the keys from you then you could refuse to comply until at least all of the paperwork is done.
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