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If you are locked out with the key left in the door lock on the other side, a locksmith can definitely help. This is a common problem that can be easily fixed.
On this page we tell you how long it should take to open your door, the easiest locks for a locksmith to open and also the cost when keys are left inside your door.
If you are locked out with key stuck in lock click here for what to do and how long it will take a locksmith to fix this problem.
Locked Out? Left Key In Lock?
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Yes, a locksmith can help with a key left in the door, this is a simple job where any good locksmith should get you in with absolutely NO damage to your lock; there should be absolutely no need to drill the lock.
With keys left in the lock, a locksmith can pick standard locks using specialist equipment and open the door letting you back into your home or flat.
You can find a emergency locksmith here with most offering a 24-hour call out.
Locksmiths can help with any type of locked door, even If you are locked out and your key is left inside.
An experienced MLA approved locksmith will have a number of ways to get the door open for any type of lock, without damage to your door or lock.
Other option to open lock could be to get in through another door, like the back door. A locksmith will always have more than one method to get you back into your home.
It should take a locksmith only 5-10 minutes to open your door if your keys are left in the lock.
The time could longer and up an hour if you:
For a quote please contact the nearest MLA locksmith in your area who can help.
The easiest door for a locksmith to open with keys left in the door and inside the lock is a door with a letterbox.
A locksmith will usually charge from £70 for opening a door with keys locked on the inside, this price should include time taken to complete the job (labour hours) but you should factor in the miles & time a locksmith will need to travel.
Please see our locksmith price list here which also includes a checklist of questions you can ask the locksmith to help stop you being overcharged.
If you think you are going to leave your keys inside the lock again and lock yourself out, we would advise fitting a lock with a thumbturn on the inside.
For advice on fitting a thumbturn lock find a locksmith near you here.
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A MLA Approved locksmith can open your lock quickly
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