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Find out how much a locksmith call out charge is in the UK, what a locksmith call out fee will usually cover and also what the average cost of calling out an emergency locksmith is.
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You may find a lot of locksmiths will offer no call out charge fee when hiring a locksmith within normal working hours, the same with 24-hour locksmiths
The only price you should pay will be the locksmiths hourly labour rate plus prices of parts on top of this.
An example would be a £80 fee that includes first hours labour, then a reduced hourly rate for further hours e.g £65 for 2nd hour on site.
Important: It’s worth noting that the fee may be fixed and will be charged even if the locksmith is on site for less than 1 hour.
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A lot of emergency 24 hour locksmiths will offer FREE call outs, then bill an hourly labour rate the same as a normal locksmith.
An emergency locksmiths hourly labour rate prices could be as follows:
Pro Tip: Ask if VAT is included in the price, some locksmiths are not VAT registered.
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If you are charged a call out fee by a locksmith this can be because of the following reasons:
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A locksmith may charge a call out fee to cover the following:
Our locksmith price checklist is a very useful guide to help ask the correct questions when hiring a locksmith, especially any questions regarding call out fees.
If you are charged a call out fee in London, any charges in London may be slightly higher than elsewhere in the UK, this is because of the following factors:
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Below are some questions we recommend asking your locksmith to about any possible call out charges:
See our price list checklist for 8 questions to ask a locksmith.
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