Change locks - tenant keys stolen

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The tenant in the ADU behind my house had her vehicle stolen (not from my property). Apparently her house keys were in it when it was stolen. I am expecting she will ask me to change the locks. Who covers the cost?

Thanks!

I personally would change them since they were stolen from her car. If she had lost them then I would make her pay for them. Judgement call. Is she a good tenant? If you change them yourself a lock set is only $30 to $40. If you have a handyman do it it might cost close to $100.

Maybe you offer to supply a new lockset and she gets a friend to change the locks? It is pretty easy to do.