Legal issue

  • Can i buy a share of a property in Turkey?

    Foreigners can buy a shared ownership property in Turkey. Shared ownership properties for sale in Turkey are a new option that real estate companies have to offer. You become a rightful owner of a property while saving a lot. This a great option for those who are looking just for a holiday home (staying in a property for a certain period). When...

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  • What property taxes do i need to pay in Turkey?

    When choosing a country for buying a property, you should also consider the size of tax fees and how the tax system works for foreign property owners. Turkey offers a much friendlier tax policy than many other countries and is a good choice for foreigners who are thinking of investing in overseas property. PROPERTY TAXES In Turkey, foreign and...

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  • What is ISKAN?

    ISKAN is a habitation certificate, which proves the right to use a property or its part (for example, an apartment in the residential complex) as a residential property. ISKAN contains the information about the property: the number of storeys, the number of apartments, the area of the property and many more. There are two types of this document:...

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  • What IKAMET is and why you need it

    IKAMET is an identification document of a foreigner who is living in Turkey. In other words, it is a kind of a residence permit, which you must have if you want to stay in Turkey for more than three months. For example, when you rent a property in Turkey. To get IKAMET you don't have to learn Turkish or register in the police every month. It...

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  • Do i need to insure a property in Turkey?

    There are two types of property insurance in Turkey: mandatory Dogal Afet Sigortalari Kurumu (DASK) and voluntary. The mandatory insurance was introduced after the law № 587 "On compulsory insurance against earthquakes" was adopted in 1999. This is valid for buildings within the territory of municipalities. To ensure the financial stability of...

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  • What documents do i need to open an account in a Turkish bank?

    When purchasing property in Turkey, opening an account with a local bank makes your stay in the country much more comfortable. With this account, you can receive money transfers, pay utility and telephone bills online, shop online on Turkish sites, top up your travel card, and etc. Many banks offer accounts in various currencies: Turkish lira, US...

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  • Process of buying a home and what related expenses it involves

    As soon as you have found your perfect home, it is time to deal with the actual property transaction, which includes several steps. Turkey offers a simplified procedure of buying a property to foreigners. However, you may face some challenges because of the language barrier and not knowing the local legislation. That is why to avoid any possible...

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  • Can I work in Turkey if I buy a property there?

    Unfortunately, buying a property in Turkey does not give you the right to work legally in this country. However, there are a couple of options how to do this: 1. get a work permit or work visa. To apply for this type of visa, you need first find a job. After that, your employer provides you with the required papers, which you submit to the Ambassy...

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  • What is TAPU?

    A Tapu is an official title deed verifying that you a rightful property owner. This certificate gives an owner legal title to the property and this title cannot be contested in court. A Tapu is issued by the Land Registry Office. A Red TAPU is issued if you become an owner of a land plot with a constructed property and this certificate lists the...

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  • Do i need written consent from relatives to buy a property in Turkey?

    No, there is no need to have written consent from your relatives. If you really want to buy a property in Turkey - you can do it without anybody’s permission. You do not need consent from relatives or your spouse to buy any property you have chosen, a villa or a penthouse or an apartment. Buying a property in Turkey without consent from...

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