FAQ | Property in Turkey. Ask a specialist

How long does it take to register a real estate in Turkey?

The government is very loyal to the foreign investors, so every effort is made to simplify the bureaucratic procedures and speed up procedures for Tapu - a certificate of ownership.

If the buyer buys new or secondary housing without installments, in the case if this site has already been issued documents to foreigners (it is essential to have a permit from Izmir, the so-called Ege Ordu), everything will be ready within 2-10 days, and if there were no foreign owners yet or the last permission was granted before 2011, which is quite rare, then it will take from one to three months. It is worth noting that the buyer makes the final payment at the time of receipt of Tapu. 


Where does the purchase and sale of Turkish property take place?

The transfer of property takes place in a public institution, the Cadastral Office. Every city in Turkey has Cadastral Offices and their representatives. The transaction itself is controlled at the state level. All real estate transactions are recorded in a single cadastral registry. During the change of ownership both the buyer and seller (or their representatives under the notarized power of attorney) must be present. If one of the parties is a citizen of a foreign state, then the state-certified translator/interpreter is also present. Notaries in Turkey do not carry out real estate transactions.


 How many people can be written in Tapu?

You can record a few people in Tapu (the ownership certificate). You can also specify proportions which belong to different owners. From experience, the most of Tapu's are issued for two or one owner. The cost of Tapu does not depend of the number of owners (in the initial registration).


If the apartment is for one person, can family members get a residence permit?

Yes, the owner's immediate family can also get a residence permit

-children under 18

-parents who are in the custody of children



What is the most common finish for apartments in Turkey?

Construction companies in Turkey have provided everything for the convenience of buyers, apartments in Turkey are sold completely with a fine finish, i.e. built-in kitchen wall, plumbing in bathrooms, ceramic tiles, marble or laminate on the floors, double-glazed windows will already be in the apartment or villa. Most construction companies at the construction stage provide a choice of finishes, so you will need to buy only furniture and appliances (sometimes it is possible to buy with appliances and furniture package right away).

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