The land developer’s association on Tuesday heralded the interior ministry’s decision to speed up issuing title deeds to three months.

Describing it as a significant development provided it sticks to the plan, the decision could combat a chronic problem, according to the association.

The announcement comes a day after Interior Minister Constantinos Ioannou said red tape and delays related to planning and building permits are soon to be a thing of the past.

He underlined a new procedure would soon be in place that would slash waiting time to issue title deeds to three months.