Post # 1
So our apt uses those keys that you cant make a copy without the master key. My fi and I each have a set of keys but we would like to have an extra set for when friends/family come to visit. I asked our landlord and she said it would cost $9 for the key to the apt and $25 for the one to the building. Mind you it is the same type of key so no idea why the difference in prices. Then the building management company told her it would be $50 for the building key. Then they sent us an email saying there is also $100 deposit. I told our landlord that the building management couldn’t just do whatever they want. She replied that they could. Now being that they want to charge us $50 and a deposit of $100 for something that costs $9 to do makes me think its extortion. Any one have any idea if they can do that? Thanks fellow bees!
Post # 3
I’m not sure, but that’s ridiculous. I’m sorry they are trying to charge you so much!
Post # 4
The townhouse complex I live in charges $100 for every extra pool key you ask for (you get one when you buy/rent the house)
I also used to live in a planned community (brand new houses, all the same color, blah blah blah) and there were two community pools. You recieved one key when you moved in but I think it was like $50-$75 if you wanted a second one.
I think the outrageous fees are to stop too many keys from floating around out there, so less chance of lost keys or creepers that don’t belong there getting ahold of a building key :/
Post # 5
I’m pretty sure they’re charging so much b/c they don’t want you to lose the keys!
If you did, then they have to replace the keys for potentially everyone in your building!! That’s what they would use the inflated fees and deposits for…
Post # 6
Hmmmm yeah, Mr. Bee’s reason is legit, but I can see where that would be really annoying. Plus, changing prices is even worse. I wish people would stop doing things like that.
Post # 7
The prices are probably so high in an attempt to discourage making new keys. Sorry, I have no advice, just hoping to provide some insight into the ridiculously high prices. Good luck!
Post # 8
That’s a LOT of money! Oh man, that would annoy me. I don’t know that it fits the legal definition of extortion but I’d be really angry.