0:03 AM, 25th September 2023, About 2 months ago 12
Hello, I have a flat where access to the private front door is off the street. Once inside, there is a small shoe storage area then a flight of stairs to all the flat-level living accommodations above.
The tenant has two small children (aged 5 and 6) . At the top of the stairs, she has fitted a stairgate.
The tenant now states the eldest child is going downstairs and opening the front door himself. The main door lock is of course a thumb-turn lock and at least over halfway up the door itself. (I suspect the child is unlocking it as they are coming down the stairs and reaching across to the door as the lock is not possible to reach from standing on the hallway floor alone)
The tenant has now asked I fit another lock. I’m not sure this is my full responsibility and I don’t think this is the solution as if they can open one, they can open another and of course, there has to be a quick release mechanism without the use of a key.
Any ideas anyone?
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