Coventry City Council is to take advantage of changes in national legislation in an attempt to tackle the number of empty homes across the city.
Residents in Coventry have moved into their new homes in time for Christmas following the completion of a new £1.8million development.
Work has started on a new £9.5 million development which will see 72 new homes built in Coventry.
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A new policy to enforce standards in private sector housing is likely to receive the backing of councillors.
Councillors have been looking at ways to tackle the increasing rates of homelessness in the city and the spiralling costs of providing temporary accommodation for families.