Locking yourself out of your house. Every student has done it at least once. If you haven’t done it yet, you will. If you’re reading this page, it’s likely because you’ve just done it, and you don’t know what to do. Well, here’s the good news. Locking yourself out of your house isn’t the end of the world, and we have a few ideas on how to help you get back in at any time of day or night.
If you’re living in University accommodation, on campus or in university halls, the answer is usually quite simple. There’s almost always someone available to look after the accommodation at all times of day and night, and all you need to do is get in touch with them. If you’re on a university campus, or in halls, you’ll need to look for the people whose job it is to oversee the accommodation, whether it be a porter, a security office or accommodation administration. They’ll always have a master key for your flat and should be able to let you back in. If you’ve lost your key, they’ll probably be able to provide you with a replacement as well.
If you’re not sure where to find them, take a look on your university’s website to find accommodation information. At Access Locksmiths, we usually get requests from students at:
- Hull University - Accommodation Information
- Leeds University - Contact Your Residence
- Leeds Beckett University - Accommodation Contact Details
- York University - Report a Problem Emergency Numbers
- Sheffield University - Accommodation Customer Services
- Sheffield Hallam University - Contact Accommodation or Security
Living With Friends
If you’re living with people you know, then it’s wise to see if you can get in touch with them before doing anything else. A friend or housemate might be able to let you in, and you might even be able to get a new key cut without much problem if you’ve lost yours. If you don’t have a housemate available right now, think about sleeping at a friend’s house until you can find someone to let you in. A sofa is bound to be more comfortable than sleeping outside, and sometimes you just need to wait for someone else to be able to let you in.
Don’t be too shy or embarrassed to ask for a friend’s help. Although they might be a little grumpy at being dragged away from bed or wherever they may be, it’s often still a better option than the alternatives.
Nowhere Else to Turn
Of course, you might not be able to reach your housemates, or perhaps you live alone. It’s not rare to find that you’ve been locked out of your home, and it seems like there’s nothing you can do to get back in. The important thing is that you don’t panic. There are professionals like us who can easily help you out, no matter what time of day or night.
Access Locksmiths operate in Yorkshire, and we’ve helped many students get back into their homes and flats after forgetting or losing their keys. Even if you only realise at 3am after a long night out, we’re available to come and let you back into your home.
We operate a 24 hour service in Doncaster, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield, Wakefield, York and many of the surrounding areas, so if you’re in need of assistance, any time of day or night, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’ll be there to help you as soon as we can.
Call us now:
- Leeds - 0113 332 0510
- Sheffield - 0114 323 0830
- York - 01904 280276
- Wakefield - 01924 571012
- Hull - 01482 905069
- Doncaster - 01302 281254
- Rotherham - 01709 468572
- Scunthorpe - 01724 612 611
- Pontefract - 01977 257041
- Goole - 01405 764301