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Moving House

Collecting keys from the estate agent when you move house is a very exciting moment! However, it’s impossible to actually know if you are the only person with keys. This is one of the reasons why it’s a very good idea to get the locks changed. Even if you have a good rapport with the previous owners, any number of workmen, neighbors, family, etc may keep a key and be able to let themselves into your new home. With my Moving House Locksmith Services, you can have peace of mind knowing that your new home is secure.

Not only do I provide lock changes, but I also offer a variety of other services to make your new home more secure. This can include installing new deadbolts, repairing or replacing damaged locks, and importantly, checking that any existing locks are up to the current standards required by your home insurance. You may be astonished to know that a very good proportion of houses have locks that are well below the standards needed for your insurance.

Moving House in York

At Dr. Locks Locksmiths, I understand that Moving House York can be stressful and/or exhausting! That’s why I make sure that our service is as convenient and easy for you as possible. If you are keen to have the locks changed on the same day that you collect your keys, this can almost always be accommodated.

Dr. Locks is a cooperative business that works collaboratively with other locksmiths; meaning we have greater capacity than a typical ‘one-man band’; whilst still being a genuinely local independent business. We also charge a lot less than the national locksmith companies. If you prefer to book in advance, I can guarantee that we will get your job done as (and when) we have agreed.

However, on the moving day itself, many things can affect the ease, flow, and time of the actual move, and I really do understand that the time at which you collect your keys can vary. That is why I have a system in place ready to be flexible and adapt to your (potentially changing) needs; we have lots of experience doing lock changes on moving days or very soon after.

Can my new locks work from the same key (be ‘keyed alike’)?

Depending on the size, type, and age of the house that you buy (and how many doors there are), you may find yourself with a pile of unidentified keys, and some doors that you can’t find keys to open. If this is the case, you may prefer to ask us to key alike your new locks.

This could mean that you only need one key to open and lock all the doors. Alternatively, we could make the new locks to match whatever key combination you might prefer (for example having all the doors on one key, and a separate lock on a door used by a dog walker perhaps).

Is it expensive to change my locks when I move house?

One of the foundations underpinning Dr. Locks as a small, independent locksmith company is the sincere belief that each customer should be in control of the cost and security level of their new locks. Where there is an option to have a cheaper or upgraded lock, we will explain the differences and prices to you – and provide a written quotation for you to check and agree on before we do any work.

This will be itemized and completely transparent, so you can build your own quote and have exactly what you want for the security of your new home and to suit your budget. Contact me today to schedule your Moving House locksmith services and give yourself one less thing to worry about during your move.

Why use our House Moving Service?

There are several reasons why you might want to consider using us when you move new home:


When you move into a new home, you want to make sure you are the only person with a key. Some of our locks also come with ‘key control’; in which instance you can register the key code and you would need to give permission for any future copies to be cut.


Most customers comment on how easy and pleasant it is to deal with us. From the initial phone call to job completion, we do everything we can to provide excellent service.

I can also rekey the locks on your doors so they work on the same key. This can be more convenient than having to carry around multiple sets of keys for different doors.


If the locks on the doors of your new home are damaged or broken, I can repair or replace them to ensure that your home is secure and that you can lock and unlock them easily. All our parts are guaranteed so if you did have any future issues all you need to do is call us and we will deal with the problem (nicely, promptly and in a professional manner).


All locks and locking mechanisms are repaired, adjusted or installed correctly so the parts work smoothly and for maximum ease of use and longevity of life. If there are multiple issues or factors at play, we will explain clearly what the issues and potential solutions are; again you can choose the solutions that are right for you.

Emergency Services

If you accidentally lock yourself out of your new home, a locksmith can provide emergency lock-out services to get you back inside.

What does my House Moving Service include?

My Moving House York locksmith service includes a variety of services to help you secure your new home and make the transition to your new residence as smooth as possible. Some of the services that may be included in a moving house locksmith service are:

  1. Being open, clear, and transparent at all times in relation to your options, and price and security level choices.
  2. Changing the locks on your new home doors ensures that you are the only one with a key.
  3. Rekeying the locks on your new home doors so you can use one key for all the doors (where possible) and if you prefer this option.
  4. Installing additional locks on request for added security.
  5. Repairing or replacing any damaged locks on the doors of your new home.
  6. Providing advice and recommendations on any other aspects of security if you would like us to.
  7. Providing emergency lock-out services if you accidentally lock yourself out of your new home.

Do I also provide you with quality Locks?

At Dr. Locks Locksmiths, I am committed to providing all customers with the most efficient, polite and professional locksmith services and the most appropriate products. That’s why I offer a range of budget, British standard, or high-security locks for my residential and commercial customers.

British standard locks are designed to meet rigorous security standards and are tested to ensure their durability and effectiveness. These locks are an excellent choice for those who want added protection for their home or business.

For more information about moving house, locks for any doors or any locksmith services, contact me at Dr. Locks Locksmith today.

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