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A locksmith working on a lock in a residential area, with tools and keys scattered around, providing security and peace of mind.

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Ivanas was quick to communicate and showed up on time. He was understanding when due to a situation on my side he had to come back the next day, for which I was very grateful. My microwave was fixed quickly and he had brought all the doors he would need as he prepared for the task beforehand. I’m very happy he came to help me!!

Microwave to be fixed


Elvin went above and beyond to complete the task. He was very diligent throughout, and did an excellent job. Would thoroughly recommend him to others. 5 stars!!!

I need door repair


Very quick and professional work.

Replace 2x window locks


Worked quickly and well. Happy with the result

Door draft proofing, lock and frame repair


Very professional. Focused on the job. Would definitely call him again when we need any similar jobs done. Thank you.

Install a key safe


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Why book a locksmith nearby through Airtasker?

Losing your keys or getting them stolen or broken can be incredibly scary. After all, it may be the only way to secure and access your valuable property! You’ll want an emergency locksmith who is trustworthy, competent, affordable, and readily available to help out. And that’s where master locksmiths come in.

When you request an emergency locksmith through Airtasker, you get rated and reviewed master locksmiths who can go to your area (your house or vehicle). Then, within minutes of posting the details of your request, you’ll receive offers from nearby master locksmiths - no need to head to a shop yourself or wait for hours for someone to help you. Here’s how it works:

First, tap the “Post a task” button and fill out the task post. Indicate if you need a residential or house locksmith, commercial locksmith, auto locksmith, or a master locksmith who specialises in garages, motorcycles, or safes. Include your location and budget, then tap “Get quotes.” Almost instantly, you’ll get several offers to choose from. Pick the offer that best fits your needs, and the mobile locksmith will be on their way.

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Top Locksmith related questions

On average, master locksmiths charge£60 for lock repair, £70 for rekeying and changing locks, and about £60 for unlocking services. 

When you request a 24 hour local locksmith through Airtasker, they may be able to get to your location in an hour or so. The actual lock-picking can take anywhere from a minute to an hour, depending on the lock/s. The great thing about booking through Airtasker is that it takes only minutes to find an available specialist, which means less time spent waiting outdoors. 

First, Airtasker guarantees transparent and honest reviews from customers just like you. When you hire a master locksmith through our platform, you get to read through customer testimonials even before confirming the appointment. Next, we encourage you to ask for identification once the locksmith arrives. They will also ask you for proof of ownership, so everyone should be covered in security. 

To prove that you own your home, the locksmith may request a copy of the deed to your home, an ID with your address, or mail with your address on it. Or, they may ask your landlord or neighbours to verify that you are indeed locked out of your home. On the other hand, an auto locksmith may request to see your car’s title, so it’s best to keep this handy in your glovebox.

Yes. Whether you lost your master key due to theft or negligence, it is best to get an expert to replace your door locks for your safety. A local locksmith could do this by changing the entire lock or rekey it instead (i.e. change an aspect of the lock without dismantling it entirely). If you’re considering improving your home security and decor by installing a new door or are in need of burglary repairs, you can also find a Tasker nearby who can help you.

Yes, it would help if you changed the door locks whenever you move into a new home. This includes new flats and previously-owned homes. If you are renting, make sure that your landlord has changed the locks - it is their responsibility to you as their tenant, and it also helps secure their property. Need help clearing out your old place? You can find affordable furniture removalists through our platform. 

Yes, some locksmiths may be able to provide you with key cutting services. This is more affordable than having to change the locks in your home or vehicle. If you’d like to set an appointment with a trusted key cutter near you, simply place this in your task post.  

What does a local locksmith service include?

While they’re great in emergencies, you can call on a locksmith to help with other lock-related challenges, too. Here’s what you can expect when you hire a locksmith for different tasks:

Emergency locksmith

Emergency locksmiths are available at short notice and often work outside standard trading hours. Ideally, you want to make an emergency call to a locksmith near you so they can get to you quickly and keep your lockout time to a minimum. An emergency locksmith will first try to pick your locks and deadbolts to get you back into your home. But if this doesn’t work, they’ll have the right tools to drill the lock and immediately install a new one to keep your home secure.

Auto locksmith near me

If you break or lose your car key, or lock it inside your car, you can hire an automotive locksmith. They can unlock your car to retrieve your keys or replace your lock and key with a new one. Auto locksmiths can also help with fitting car locks, fixing car door handles, and replacing ignition barrels.

Lock repair

Locks don’t last forever. Wear and tear can make them stick or even break. Sometimes, you may even need burglary repairs. A locksmith can help with lock repair on your front door, car door, garage door, mailbox, bathroom/bedroom, and even your windows and sliding doors. They’ll either fix and realign the broken lock or if it’s beyond fixing, they’ll replace it with a new one.  

Lock installation

If you’ve got a new door, a broken lock, or you’re not confident your current security system is secure, you might need a new lock installed. This is a smart idea if you’ve lost track of who has access or a copy of your keys. Find a locksmith near you to install a new or upgraded lock so you can be confident it’s done properly. When you post your task, be sure to specify what type of lock you need fitted, whether you have the lock already, or if you need the locksmith to provide materials. 

Recent Locksmith tasks

Stable garden door lock and handle replacement


Plumstead Common, Greater London

17th Sep 2023

Just need the manual work done, I will supply the handle and lock. My dad lost the garden door key. - Due date: Flexible

Replace Bedroom Door Handle with Door Handle that has Lock


Stratford Marsh, Greater London

16th Sep 2023

I need to replace this door handle with another door handle that can lock (see the last picture for illustration of the new handle). I will also need your advice on which handle to buy to fit this door as I'm not a locksmith. - Due date: Flexible

Replace door lock


Tottenham Green, Greater London

15th Sep 2023

To replace the current door lock with another one - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 15 September 2023

He was amazing and efficient definitely reccomend!!

Ignition barrel replacement


Loudwater, Hertfordshire

15th Sep 2023

ignition barrel replacement land rover free lander 2 2011 year - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 15 September 2023

Replacement box mail


North Greenwich, Greater London

14th Sep 2023

I need someone pofessional to replace my box mail which has been broken inside the building. The vandalism act is still under investigation and I want to fix it ASAP this weekend. Price is negotiable just put a simbólico one. Pleaase get i contact asap. Thanks with regards, Sophia - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 17 September 2023

Install new replacement locks to front and back door


The Hale, Greater London

14th Sep 2023

I have bought new locks to replace the locks on my front and back door. Should hopefully be fairly straightforward. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 15 September 2023

Locksmith to gain access and change barrel


Forest Gate, Greater London, E7

13th Sep 2023

Gain entry to am internal locked door, and replace barrel. Materials are on site. Drill needed - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 13 September 2023

Very efficient and most importantly fair. Friendly workman, will deffo use again

New car window


Gilnow, Greater Manchester

12th Sep 2023

Keys locked on the car and had to smash window - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 12 September 2023

Install digital lock on metal door


Romford, Greater London, RM1

12th Sep 2023

I need help installing digital lock on the metal doors. Check the pictures for more information - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 12 September 2023

Lock replacement


Honor Oak Park, Greater London, SE23

12th Sep 2023

Replace front door lock. If possible, purchase new lock and install on front door. - Due date: Flexible

Excellent work, done very efficiently.

I need help with 2 patio door 1 unlocked and an new lock installed


Norwood Green, Greater London, UB2

10th Sep 2023

One patio door needs fixing. It’s off it’s hinges. The other is locked and we don’t have keys so we need a new lock - Due date: Flexible

Digital smart door lock installation


Goodmayes, Greater London

10th Sep 2023

Installation of Yale Connexis L1 model digital smart door lock - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 10 September 2023

Letterbox Lock Replacement


Wapping, Greater London, E1W

8th Sep 2023

Hi I need to install a new letterbox lock and make two keys. Please let me know the quote. I live in SE16 4UF. I am happy to procure the lock and keys myself if you let me know the requirements. - Due date: Flexible

Car key replacement


Gants Hill, Greater London

2nd Sep 2023

I lost car key I need a car key replacement - Due date: Before Saturday, 2 September 2023

Install 2 locks


Northfield, City of Aberdeen

1st Sep 2023

Install a lock each on 2 bedroom doors Locks will be provided Ideally, I would like it completed by 3rd Sept Open to offers Thank you - Due date: Before Thursday, 31 August 2023

Door handle to be fixed


Sands End, Greater London, SW6

30th Aug 2023

Hello. The door handle needs to be replaced with a new one, it doesn't have to be one with a key, we have a separate lock to secure the door. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 1 September 2023

Melvin completed the task timely and professionaly.

Locksmith in Streatham to open locked door


Streatham Hill, Greater London, SW2

19th Jul 2023

The locks are old and struggle to open. Need new 2 new locks for front door. Previous tenant has moved out and door now doesn’t open so need to open the door first. Needs doing before this weekend. - Due date: Before Friday, 21 July 2023

Fixed my door lock on the same day. Good service!

Lock installation


Wembley, Greater London

22nd Jun 2023

Install door lock for a room - Due date: Before Sunday, 30 July 2023

Great guy will work together again. Got the job done great chat too

Install door handle both sides with key and latch install


Goodmayes, Greater London

9th Jun 2023

Install door handles on both sides and new deadbolt strike panel with latch and key hole the keyhole is already cut out but needs a hole drilled for the strike panel as new one has lock and key and old on didn’t just want it done well I have the hardware will upload images - Due date: Flexible

Very quick and professional

Replace door lock (indoor)


Upton, Greater London

31st Mar 2023

Need door lock replaced. Lock will have to be purchased / supplied by you. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 1 April 2023