Closed petition Regulate locksmiths and issue guidance around gaining entry to property

The Government should introduce regulation of locksmiths so that they must apply for a licence and be registered, and also issue guidance on the process locksmiths must follow before assisting people to access a property.

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At present it is too easy for a person to engage a locksmith to enter a property, and even change the locks of a property, despite not having a legal right to enter or reside in that property. I have been victim to this, being locked out of my home and having my possessions stolen.

Introducing statutory regulation and clear Government guidance for locksmiths should help protect people from this type of behaviour, and ensure there are penalties for locksmiths who act unscrupulously.

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