‘I don’t care if I can’t open my door’: Aussie homeowner’s message to locks
“We’re not going to go in and start changing locks,” he said.
“We want them to stay the way they are.”
“But if you are going to change them, you need to make sure that you get the locks you need.”
The door locks on Mr Leong’s house have long been used by the homeless and those who live in squalid conditions.
The locks are only accessible through the outside of the house by opening a door to the inside.
“I do have a key to the lock, but I can only open it by opening the door to it and putting my foot in,” he told ABC Radio Brisbane.
When asked if he could open the door using a key, Mr Leang said: “Yeah, but it’s locked and I can open it only by using my foot.”
He said he also used a small metal door to open the lock when he was a child.
He was not sure if the locks on the house had been replaced.
“[It’s] something I can work out in the future,” he added.
Mr Leong said he would not be taking up any legal action against the locks company, and said the community was more than welcome to use them.
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