Getting your key cut isn’t always a simple task and we’ll explain why. If you’ve just moved into a flat or an apartment that is part of a larger complex, you will need a key for the main building’s door and one for your apartment. Getting the main key cut isn’t a simple task though without the landlord or property owner’s permission. That said, it can be pretty difficult to get their permission if you have to go through an agency and it can be ta time consuming process. Why do you need their permission? The keys used for the main building will likely have a security code included, and every decent key cutter will ask you for their permission in writing. This can cause delays when you move into a flat or an apartment so try to make sure you have to keys ready before you sign the contract.