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Removal of graffiti

It’s unfortunately a common enough problem in (mostly) urban areas in Queensland.

Graffiti is confined primarily to railways, public spaces and buildings but on occasions appears on private property.

But what are the ramifications if graffiti appears on a rented property?

The current approach to graffiti is its quick removal to deter gratification and further acts of vandalism.

But there’s no hard and fast rule when it comes to removing graffiti from a rented premises.

As a first step the tenant should take photos of the graffiti and report the damage to police.

Its prompt removal should be agreed between the tenant and the property manager/owner in a diplomatic, negotiated manner.

Un-addressed graffiti is held by authorities as a sign of an area’s decline, and as a result property values can suffer.