A Bill with the potential to establish a precedent in New Zealand is causing some concern for Lower Hutt residents.
The Hutt City Removal Bill would allow the council to remove any graffiti on private property that's visible from a public place.
Submissions were heard on the bill by a Select Committee yesterday.
Resident Jacob Toner is concerned about council workers having the right to enter private property to remove graffiti.
"I don't believe that they should be protected in that case from civil liability, if they damage your property and you never gave them approval, explicit approval, to enter your property then I don't see how they should be protected from that."
Jacob Toner says he's worried about not being able to claim damages if they water-blast, use lead-based paints or use corrosive substances on the property.