Graffiti & Graffiti Removal

Graffiti, done well in appropriate areas, can form part of a local art trail or promotion. At other times, it is often unattractive and undesirable. Not only does it usually constitute criminal damage of property, it also contributes to perceptions of dereliction and crime in an area.

Although graffiti is removable this process can be resource intensive, expensive and difficult to achieve, especially when the graffiti is on private property. Most local authorities will remove graffiti from street furniture and public building that they own. However, unless particularly offensive language or images are found,graffiti cannot be removed from private property without the permission of the property owner, which may take some time or prove difficult if the owner is not local. However, there will be variations in this law from area to area.