First residents were told to remove their doormats.Quite what kind of fire risk a reproduced Constable on the wall, in a Wilkinson's frame, might pose, they don't say.
Now tenants have been ordered to take down pictures and bin their pot plants, all in the name of health and safety risk.
People living in Noble Court, Hove, have been told by Hyde Housing Association they must clear their communal walkways as they pose a fire risk.
It follows Brighton and Hove City Council issuing a diktat to its tenants telling them to remove their doormats for similar reasons.
Still, rules is rules, bans is bans, and boy do Brighton council enjoy them.
If anyone was previously unconvinced that traditional parties of every stripe are all aligned to the same authoritarian, risk-terrified mindset, then surely Brighton's curious mish-mash of Tory, Green, Labour and Lib Dem should offer conclusive proof.
Be careful out there folks, and beware the psychopathic spider plant in the porch on your way out in the morning.