A Sussex estate agent is the latest to call for a ban on For Sale and To Let signs - in this case he wants them outlawed across Brighton and Hove.
This is a contentious issue with some agents who want them and a large percentage of the public who don't. But there are plenty of other ways to advertise properties these days explains Marc Cox, sales director at the Mishon Mackay agency's Hove office.
You don't need to spoil the look of a street in order to find a buyer. Too many boards have a negative effect on a neighbourhood and can make it look shabby and rundown he says.
The local council already bans boards within conservation areas but Cox's call is for this to be extended throughout larger parts of the town.
My parents would drive around looking for the boards and then they got in touch with the agents, but these days you can go to our website or one of the many other agents or specialist property websites says Cox.
Most councils have guidelines on what size boards are permitted - a fairly typical example is Basingstone local authority, which says an agent's board must not exceed 0.5 square metres in area, or 0.6 square metres for two joined boards.
Some councils go much further. Reading, for example, has this month invited agents to a meeting - taking place in late March - to consider the future of boards in that town.
The invitation says measures under discussion include enforcement action including prosecution where signs are left in place for too long, the removal of illegal signs and the council issuing a direction under regulation 7 of the Advertisement Regulations which would remove the right to display agents' boards in designated areas of the town.
High levels of student accommodation and shared properties make certain parts of Reading a hotspot for unscrupulous estate or lettings agents who flood streets with 'to let' or 'for sale' boards. Some are left in place far longer than necessary. Both of these have the effect of spoiling the appearance of some of the town's streets and conservation areas, much to the annoyance of local residents a council spokesman told EAT.
Last week, as reported by EAT, Gideon Gold, director of Hunters' branch in West Hampstead, said he would no longer erect boards in his area. Nearby locations such as Belsize Park and West Hampstead have already declared large board-free areas.