There has been a recent court case in which the High Court had to decide the ownership of an external mural that has been attributed to street artist Banksy.

The mural had been removed by the tenant of a property but the Court has decided that it belonged to the landlord.

For anyone interested in the legal principles behind this case, the decision was taken on the principle that a property that is subject to a lease, and every part if it, belongs to the landlord. In this case the tenant was not permitted to remove the artwork, which still belonged to the landlord. The tenant had tried to sell the artwork in the U.S..