24 Hour Emergency Locksmith Berkshire

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Emergency Locksmith

If you find yourself locked out of your home or office and need a local locksmith our team of emergency locksmiths are ready to assist you 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They are all fully trained and qualified to be able to gain entry to your premises using the latest non-destructive techniques and equipment.

Lock Replacements

If your lock is unreliable or hard to open, our team of professional locksmiths carry a wide range of replacement locks and cylinders, including 5 Lever Mortice Locks, UPVC door locks, Anti-Snap locks, enabling them to complete repairs in one visit, saving you time and money. If you would like a lock upgrade we can install all leading brands of locks.

Commercial Locksmiths

Our commercial locksmiths can help you to fully secure your premises. We provide a full range of commercial services, from simple lock replacement, filing cabinet locks to master key, keyless entry and access control systems. Whatever the size of your business we have a solution for you.

Security Surveys

If you are unsure whether your home is secure as it should be, or that your locks are approved then why not arrange for a free security survey? Our professional locksmith will check the security of your premises and offer expert advice on making your home as secure and burglar proof as possible.

uPVC Doors & Locks

We are specialist in uPVC multi-point door locks and mechanisms and have a large selection so if your lock needs changing our locksmiths can help you choose the correct one for your door. We also carry all the necessary spares to repair the most common uPVC door & lock problems on the spot.

Burglary Repairs

If you’ve had a break in, our locksmith can repair any damaged doors, frames and locks, they can also provide an emergency boarding up service, to keep your property secure until your windows are replaced.
Premier Locksmiths cover the whole of Berkshire and the surrounding areas. Having dealt with numerous lost keys and lockout situations we understand that for our local customers these are quite often times of distress, which is why we have a rapid response time of under 30 minutes for local locksmith emergencies. If you require an emergency locksmith then one phone call any time, day or night will get you a fully qualified and professional local locksmith on the other hand if you simply want new high security locks fitting, your locks changing or some advice on security for your home or office then we can book an appointment at a time most convenient for you.

Our locksmiths carry a range of locks and tools enabling them to be able to repair, fit and gain entry to almost any lock in your home or office there and then. They are also fully qualified and have regular update training so that they are well prepared to deal with any scenario and be able to gain access to your property with minimum damage to your property.

We supply and fit a variety of locks, including Mortice locks, Rim Cylinders, Euro cylinders, MultiPoint uPVC door locks, digital locks, dead bolts plus many more. All of the locks we fit meet the insurance approved standard BS3621 and include brands such as Yale Locks, Chubb Locks, Union Locks, Mul-T-Lock and others.

If you live in Berkshire, and are looking for a locksmith near me then contact us today

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Finding A 24 Hr Locksmith Berkshire

So you need a locksmith but you are not sure how to find one. You obviously know the basics of checking out recommendations and reviews and doing price comparisons. But you have gotten to where there are just too many locksmiths in Berkshire to choose from and you do not know which way to go. You are pretty confident you know what you do want in a locksmith. But do you know what you do not want in a locksmith?

When it comes to choosing a locksmith for your needs, it is important to pay attention to those things you should avoid. Here are a few tips below:

Locksmiths who refuse to give an estimate

Locksmiths are experienced in what they do. They are familiar with the variety of services that they offer and they often can give an estimated cost for the service you need. Of course an estimate can change, but generally it will be in the ball park of the ending price. Any locksmith that flat out refuses to offer an estimate is likely not to be trusted.

Refusal to disclose their credentials

Locksmiths are generally a proud bunch of professionals. As with any professional service provider, they should have no problems disclosing any education, training or experience that they have. They should also be able to tell you if they are insured or not

Answering the phone generically

If they do not answer with a company name, you might want to steer clear. A locksmith will have a company name and will generally answer as such. If you get a generic answer, simply ask the name of the business and see if the name matches up with the ad you are calling.

What Services Does Your Berkshire Locksmith Provide?

  • Commercial Locksmith Services
  • Residential Locksmith Services
  • Emergency Locksmith Services
  • Locked Out Situations
  • UPVC Door And Window Lock Maintenance
  • Rekeying Of Locks
  • High Security Lock Installation

There are many great locksmiths in the Berkshire area and they all offer many great features to their customers. By simply avoiding a few things, you can save yourself a lot of headaches and money.

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Car Locksmiths

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There is a popular misconception about locksmiths. Many people think that if they lose their keys that Mobile Locksmiths can come to their location, look at the lock, make a mould somehow and then produce a new key. Unfortunately, this is just not the case. If you lose your keys and you don't have a spare, then the only option that the locksmith has is to replace the lock. This is where the real cost comes in for a locksmiths services, you are not only paying them for their time and labor, you are also paying for the products that they use to replace your lock.

In most cases, Mobile Locksmiths carry around everything they need to help their customers. This means that their trucks or cars have replacement deadbolts, doorknobs and even key columns for your car. There may be some occasions that they do not have the necessary items to replace a lock, but overall they will have everything that they need. This does not mean that you have to use them to replace the locks. You can have them remove the old lock and you can do the rest if you like. However, if you aren't handy, this isn't recommended.

Now, if you are in a situation where you have broken your key in your lock, then this might be a salvageable situation. Most Mobile Locksmiths can piece together a broken key and make a new key from the broken one. However, the condition of the key is important. If you break the key and there are several pieces and some are slivers, then even the best locksmiths may not be able to do anything with it.

Bent keys are also able to be copied by Mobile Locksmiths. However, in most cases you can take a bent key into a locksmith shop rather than calling a locksmith to you. This depends, of course, on whether the bent key is for your transportation. It is important for you to not attempt to straighten the key yourself as you may end up breaking it or causing enough damage to it to prevent a copy from being made.


Home Security Tips - Upgrades to Doors and Locks That Can Help Prevent Home Burglaries

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The price of residential evictions has been steadily increasing over the past ten years. But don't blame the lawyers. Our fees have stayed the same; all of the other associated costs have been growing up around us like weeds.

The total "cost" of an eviction is composed of two elements: the attorney's fee and essential litigation costs paid to third parties for such things as filing fees, service of process, and lock-out charges. Right off the bat, you'll have to incur charges for the court's filing fee and the process server's charge for serving the lawsuit on the tenant or tenants.

The current filing fee for an eviction case, in California for example, is $220.00 if the rent owed is $10,000 or less. Most residential evictions fit into that category. If the rent owed is over $10,000.00 but less than $25,000.00, the filing fee goes up to $345.00. If the rent owed exceeds $25,000.00 (hopefully, you'll never be in such a situation), the filing fee increases to $355.00.

The cost of service of process depends upon the number of known adult occupants living at the premises. Every known adult occupant must be named in the lawsuit and served with it regardless of whether he signed, or is listed as a tenant on, the lease. In a typical case where there are two known adult occupants (the husband and wife or unmarried couple), you can expect the process serving charges to total $140.00. Therefore, in the most common case (rent amount $10,000.00 or less, two known adult occupants), the filing fee and service of process charges will total $360.00.

One digression at this point, you may have come across advertisements-usually from non-lawyer eviction companies although some attorneys also do it- offering "low-cost evictions" for "$199.00" or some other ridiculously low number. Such advertising is misleading. An eviction, using California as an example again, cannot be done for that amount. The filing fee alone is more. Look closely at the advertisement and you'll see the words "plus costs". When you add in the costs, the "low cost" eviction jumps up to over $700.00.

Worse, since eviction companies aren't lawyers, if the tenant contests and trial is necessary, you'll have to hire a lawyer or use the one that the eviction company provides at an additional cost. In such instance, the price of the "low cost" eviction increases to around $900.00, about the same that you'd have to pay to retain a lawyer from the start.

Additionally, look carefully at what services the eviction company provides for the supposed "low-cost." Often times, the only service that the eviction company provides is to start the case, i.e., to do the initial filing. If the tenant then contests, you're on your own. With some eviction companies, they don't even handle the default if the tenant doesn't contest. In either event, you'll have to hire a lawyer at additional expense.

Back to cost. After you win you're case, you'll have to enforce your judgment with a lock-out. A lock-out is when the sheriff goes to the premises and physically removes the tenant and restores possession to the landlord. In California for example, the cost of a lock-out is $150.00 for the sheriff's charge and the writ of possession. Thus, for a typical eviction case, the costs for filing fees, service of process and lock-out will generally run around $510.00. That amount can be higher depending upon the number of adult occupants or the past due rent.

Last, but not least, is the small matter of the fee to be paid to the hard working attorney. Most attorney's fees, for uncontested cases, is less than the costs. In San Diego where I practice, you can expect to pay, generally speaking, around $400.00 flat rate for attorney's fees in an uncontested case and an additional $300.00 for attorney's fees if a trial is necessary. Some attorneys will not do a flat-rate fee for evictions after foreclosure, eviction of Section 8 tenants, eviction for a reason other than non-payment of rent or lease expiration, or cases where the tenant is represented by a lawyer. In such instances, the lawyer will charge by the hour. In San Diego, for example, the hourly rate for eviction attorneys varies between $200.00 and $300.00 per hour depending upon the lawyer's experience and level of expertise.

Most eviction cases are for the non-payment of rent, the tenants are unrepresented, the amount in controversy is under $10,000.00, there are two adult occupants, and either no trial occurs or there is a trial but the tenant does not have a lawyer. In such a case, you should expect to pay between $800.00 and $1,100.00 total for costs and attorney's fees to take the eviction case all the way through judgment and lock-out.