Marbella is probably one of the most well known resorts of the Costa del Sol, and certainly one of the most popular municipalities. From the 50s and 60s when the famous Golden Mile was home to some of the top international film and sports stars, Marbella has always been a sought after holiday destination, and in recent years, popular with property buyers too.
With the addition of other resorts like Puerto Banus to the west and Elviria to the east of Marbella, property developers built many new homes to satisfy the huge demand from buyers looking for a home in the sun.
The property crash saw many developers suffer financially with some leaving homes unfinished, but over the last few years, the cranes have returned, and the developments are being completed by a new breed of developer.
Marbella stretches from Guadalmina in the west through San Pedro and Puerto Banus right up to Cabopino in the east. All along this route there are many homes and developments with a large number of permanent residents, as well as a number of homes rented out for holiday lets.
If you are buying a home in or around Marbella, one of the first things you should consider when being handed over the keys, is to replace the locks. It is more for peace of mind and security because at the end of the day, you have no idea how many set of keys are around with the former owners friends or family.
Security of Spain English Locksmiths are often called in by new owners to change over the locks. You can contact us for a quote and we always ensure we attend quickly.
If you have purchased the home as a holiday let and will be renting it out, we can also come and assess the security of the property and recommend ways of keeping it secure. Another service we provide for many holiday home owners is providing locks and keys that have different access depending on what you want to keep away from cleaners or even holiday renters. This system is called a Master Key Suiting System. If you would like to know more about how this works you can view our recent article in which we explain the different scenarios it can be used for.
Finally, due to the current situation, there has been a rise in squatters taking up residence in properties that have been left empty for a while. Although the government are at last cracking down on this illegal occupancy, we can advise on some simple security measures that would help deter people from trying to break in.
If you are in need of Locksmiths in Marbella, we would be more than happy to provide you with a quotation. We are experienced English speaking locksmiths operating from Benalmadena and Fuengirola right down to Marbella. We provide an emergency call out service for securing properties broken into or for lost / broken locks and keys.