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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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Lock replacement.


Quickly did the job. Tenant happy. Thank you!

Need a locksmith to change lock


Very quick to respond and fast job. Even helped my friend bring the bike upstairs.



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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. 

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Locksmith/ carpenter to fit in a lock with a key to an internal door


Bounds Green, Greater London, N11

15th Feb 2024

I would like a lock with a key hole to be fitted to an internal door

Lock replacement for a jewelry box


Canary Wharf, Greater London

15th Feb 2024

I have an antique jewelry box but I lost the key. Overall the system is rusty so I’m open both to replace the key or change the lock system. If you suggest changing the locks I need someone who can provide it.

Fix hasp lock onto door TODAY


Barking, Greater London

15th Feb 2024

Hi I need a hasp locked fixed onto my door today.

Smart lock installed


Cheam, Greater London

14th Feb 2024

I need an installer for a Yale smart lock

Fix back garden door handle & realign lock/frame


Catford, Greater London, SE6

14th Feb 2024

Fix back garden door handle & realign lock/frame as door won’t lock anymore. Seems that door handle may need to be changed or realigned

Bathroom Window Lock Brocken - Locksmith Needed


South Woodford, Greater London, E18

12th Feb 2024

The small window in our bathroom is locked and the lock broken (will not budge at all). Traditional UPVC Windows. Photo attached, small window of the top left. Any questions let me know. Dave

Excellent and quick service. Great communication. Thank you so much. Happy to recommend for task.

Replace letterbox in front door


Eynesbury, Cambridgeshire

12th Feb 2024

Letter box broken, need replacing

Replacement of a lost key


De Beauvoir Town, Greater London, N1

10th Feb 2024

Mercedes a class 2021. Lost my key and need a replacement wireless key

Installing a lock on an internal door


Bow, Greater London

10th Feb 2024

I need a lock fitting on an internal office door. Doesn't need to be a super secure one as it isn't a front door! But something sturdy so I can lock things away while people are round. I have attached a couple of photos. I don't currently have a lock so one will need buying, preferably silver. Thank you!



Southgate, West Sussex

10th Feb 2024

Need someone to help me open the lock

Car door actuator opening


Montgomery Lines, Hampshire

10th Feb 2024

Audi a4 door struck locked, can't open it from Inside or outsid, the door card is all stripped, it's just the ctuator that needs to be taken out somehow, which I have no idea about.

Emergency locksmith to fix/replace Yale lock


Upton, Berkshire

10th Feb 2024

Replace/fix Yale style front door lock, which appears to be catching but can still be pushed open from the outside.

Car electrics fixed. Door barrel and window mechanism


Adeyfield, Hertfordshire

10th Feb 2024

Door barrel and mechanism fixed on a BMW convertible. I have the part's required. Need a good work carried out

Repair my sliding folding patio doors


Moulsecoomb, East Sussex

9th Feb 2024

I have wooden folding sliding patio doors that need to be serviced as the don't slide or lock very well.

Install a lock on an internal door


Westminster, Greater London, SW1A

8th Feb 2024

I need to have a lock (one with a key) fitted to the outside of an internal door within our home- it currently has none(pic below) . Ideally, would like to keep the same door handle and in keeping with the current door decor. I have a few tools but best you come equipped with these. Note that does not need to be heavy duty lock of any sort, just someting small so we can secure it. Door is wooden (fire) door I believe.

Bedroom Window Repair


Foleshill, West Midlands

8th Feb 2024

There are two windows in my room that do not open. One the window is locked and don’t have keys to open it. The other window the handle has come off. Need both windows operating.

Open my mailbox without damaging the lock and replace existing lock.


Hackney Wick, Greater London

23rd Jan 2024

I lost my key to the mailbox and need to open it. I don't want to damage the mailbox so I am trying to avoid drilling and not harm the lock cover. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 23 January 2024

My mailbox lock was quickly replaced and the whole process was very smooth and efficient!

Locksmith to install a room lock


Finsbury Park, Greater London, N4

13th Dec 2023

I need to have a lock installed into my bedroom door. I would like to add a lock underneath the handle - I am open to buying it myself or you bringing it with you. The image with the handle and a door lock is a bathroom door, I would ideally like the bedroom door done in a similar way - Due date: Before Sunday, 17 December 2023

He was great! On time, very informative, explained everything to me and provided a little extra help with another minor issue I had relating to the door handle. Would highly recommend him!

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.

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.