Locksmith Eviction Services
We constantly receive questions concerning the eviction process. We have completed thousands of evictions over the years and work very closely with law enforcement. In order to make your eviction process less stressful, we have posted some helpful information to assist you in understanding the expectations and some of the requirements during this process.
If you would like to schedule us for an eviction, please fill out the quick contact form below
or call us at (951) 698-5900
It is the expectation of the law enforcement agency handling your eviction, that you acquire a locksmith at the time of the eviction. The reason for this is if your keys do not work, and most likely they wont because your tenant has rekeyed the locks, you must have a licensed locksmith pick the door open. If you do not have a locksmith available at the time of eviction, and law enforcement personnel can’t make entrance to clear your property, you will have to reschedule the eviction! Note: only a licensed locksmith can carry lock picking tools. They are considered burglary tools if in the possession of anyone else!
ON THE DAY OF THE EVICTION, DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF THE PROPERTY
. For everyone’s safety, do not approach the property or park where the tenants can see you on or before the eviction date? If you do approach the property, law enforcement may choose to decline carrying out the eviction and you will only delay this process. Law Enforcement has notified the tenants that they are coming on this date to evict them from your property. 99% of all evictions go very smoothly because the officers that handle these evictions are well trained in coordinating this event and keeping emotions in check. More often than not, the tenant has moved out prior to this date..However, if they have not and you approach the property or contact the tenant there is a good chance that you will undermine and escalate an already hostile situation for all concerned!
Once the officer arrives at the property, they will try to gain access. If they are unable, they will ask us to pick open the door. Once this is completed, the officer will clear the home of any inhabitants and turn the property back over to the owner or their legal representative.
Please inform us of the scheduled eviction time ..as a courtesy we will arrive 15 minutes prior to this time. The first 30 minutes of wait time is included in the initial trip fee. However, if law enforcement is delayed, or there are other underlying circumstances and you wish to have us wait beyond this time frame, there will be a $25.00 fee for every additional 30 minutes of wait time beyond the first 30 minutes. The locksmith will advise you when the 30 minutes has expired and it will be at the customers discretion to hold the locksmith for additional time and incur the wait time fees.
If for any reason the eviction can not be completed, the customer will be responsible for the trip charge and any additional wait time fees.
Normal Fees / Charges:
EVICTION RATES-Note: The property owner or agent is required to have a Licensed Locksmith on stand-by for any eviction service scheduled by Riverside County Sheriff Dept.
We require a $100.00 minimum flat fee for a locksmith to be dispatched to your eviction service. This fee covers and includes, the first 1-hour of wait time and picking/gaining entry to the property. (other locksmith services such as rekeying of locks is available at an additional cost) Your eviction attorney or the Riverside County Sheriff Dept. will contact you approximately 24-hours prior to the scheduled eviction time. They will inform you the expected time of arrival and they will request you and the locksmith to be there 30-minutes prior to that arrival time.
REKEY FEE-This is the fee per lock cylinder for rekeying your existing locks. $15.00 per cylinder
ADDITIONAL FEES-If existing hardware is damaged and needs to be replaced, the locksmith will advise you of any additional costs.
If you have any other questions feel free to contact us at your convenience at (951) 698-5900 or click the button below to schedule a locksmith for your eviction.
Disclaimer** If you are requesting not to be present during the service period you must read and click the check boxes below:
I have requested Affordable Lock & Key and their agents to service the address listed above. I am over 18 years of age and have full authority to request said services. They have my expressed permission to, enter said property, change, alter, and repair, any hardware within the scope of normal locksmith practices.I have agreed to this in advance and have been offered a free estimate and agree to said charges.
For Vacant Properties: It is the responsibility of the owner/agent to confirm occupancy prior to our arrival. If for any reason if we are unable to make entry you will be charged the minimum trip fee!