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Locks on bedroom doors in student house...help!?

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    So I've just moved into my new student house and I have no way of locking my bedroom from the outside (so basically anyone can walk in if I'm not in the house). The landlord has said we aren't allowed to install locks because "his insurance doesn't cover it". Does anyone know what my rights are with this and is there such thing as a portable lock for the outside of the door?

    Superglue your door and climb in and out the window.

    You cause no damage to landlords property and no one can get in your flat so easily.

    HMO says that you can have one as long as you can open it from inside without a key. However there is no law requiring you to have one so if your landlord does not agree, there's not much you can do. You should contact your landlord again and ask for specific information. Most insurance companies only don't allow locks that require key to open from either side as it may make it hard to leave during a fire or if someone locked you in. Most are fine with locks as long as it does not require key to open from the inside.
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