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Who is responsible for paying for a new set of lock and keys for the mailbox, me or the landlord?

My landlord is telling me I have to go to the post office and pay for a new lock and keys for the mailbox. The mailbox is a big one with multiple boxes. I'm being told that because it is owned by the post office, I have to fork out the $45 for a new lock and keys and it is not their responsibility. Is this true?

Stuart P Gelberg
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If the PO box is owned by the PO why is it your landlord's responsibility?

Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/21/2014

Peters Law, PLLC
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If you want a new lock and the lease doesn't provide for the landlord to pay for it, then it is your responsibility.

Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 2/20/2014

Answer By Patrick Currin

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Group mailboxes become the property of the US postal service when they are put into use. Your landlord is telling the truth.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/20/2014

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