Buying property in Turkey is very simple.
At this stage, you are only required to give a copy of your passport and two photographs.
Then you make a payment according to the payment schedule clearly defined in the agreement.
Upon this payment, the proceedings at the Title-Deeds Office are initiated by us.
The owner of the property/seller will prepare an application form , a copy of the property legal papers, together with the copy of your passport and send them to the Army Headquarters in İzmir for clearance. This process will take between 6 to 8 weeks and we will watch the procedure on behalf of the client/purchaser. From the 1st January 2006, the property location has to be checked by the municipality. The check is carried out to ensure that the land you are buying does not fall within any military zone. Depending on the area of purchasing dictates the Military application fee, to be paid by the purchaser. Character checks are also made.
When all the checks have been conducted and the papers returned to us, we will contact you so that you can arrange a suitable date to return to Turkey to receive a leaving permission.
You do not have to stay in Turkey as we will contact you as soon as the necessary paperwork has been received back from İzmir.
On the day of transfer, the Buyer, Vendor and Estate Agent will go to the Title Deeds Office and complete the paperwork. The paperwork consists of all the legal issues (title deeds, land registry etc) and financial issues. Financial affairs are concluded, signatures exchanged and the title deeds of your property are registered in your name .
After you have purchased the property we will accompany you to the various department offices to get the utilities changed to your name, ( Water+ Electric).
Please rest assured that our company will provide the best service throughout your property purchase proceedings, each step taken carefully according to the law.
Registry with the municipality
Registry for water and electricity and official subscriptions
Representatives duties on official land offices affairs
Preparation of property contracts.
If you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to call us or send us an e-mail.
Foreigners are allowed to own freehold property in Turkey away from military zones if the country they herald from has a reciprocal agreement; i.e., if your country of residence allows Turkish residents to own property in your country then you can buy in Turkey!
COUNTRIES TURKEY HAVE A RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF LAND AND PROPERTIES
Angola, Argentina, Australia Germany, USA., Andora, Argentina,, Australia, Austria, Bahamas Barbados, Belgium Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bostwana, Brazil, Denmark(Resident Permission for 6 months is must), The Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Elsalvador, Estonia, Ivory Coast, Philippines , Finland, Ghana, Guinea,Grenada, France, Gabon, Guatemala, Guyana, South Africa, Haiti, Crotia, Netherlands, Honduras UK, Ireland Spain, Israel, Sweden,, Switzerland, Italy, Jamaika, Japan, Cameroon Canada, Northern Cyprus, Colombia, South Korea, Costa Rica Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Hungary, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monako, Mauritania, Mozambique , Nicaragua ,Norway, Central African Republic, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Senagal, Serbia , Singapore Somalia,, Sri Lanka, , Chile, Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, New Zealand, Greece
COUNTRIES WHICH ARE ALLOWED TO PURCHASE ONLY PROPERTY
Azerbaijan, ,Belarus, Chad China, Morocco Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan(Resident Permission for 5 years is must), Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Egypt, Moldavya, Nabimya, Uzbekistan, Romenia, Russia(Resident Permission for 6 months is must) , Slovenia, Tajikistan,Turkmenistan,Uganda, Ukraine, Jordan
COUNTRIES WHICH ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PURCHASE LAND OR PROPERTY
Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Burma, Algeria, Czech Republic, Indonesia Eritre, Armenia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Iraq, Island, Cambodia, Qatar, North Korea, Kuwait, Cuba, Laos, Libya, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Slovakia, Sudan, Surinam, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Tunisia, Vietnam, Yemen.
This information was obtained from the Minister of foreign affairs and as we were informed has to be often checked due to possible changes
THE COSTS OF BUYING A PROPERTY TAXES
1. Sales transaction tax:
3% on the ‘declared’ value of the property to be once paid to the government.
2. Application fee:
A service value is paid to provide the necessary information and paperwork for the application to the Military such as maps, passport translations,etc
3. Translator fee:
It is necessary and as a low in Turkey to have a translator at the stage of Tapu transfer to make sure that the Buyer has accepted the context.
4. İskan fee:
Permission for living in exact apartment once paid to the local municipality.
5. Rubbish tax
Paid per year from each apartment to the local municipality.
6. Property municipal tax :
Paid on yearly basis based on approximately 0.1% of the annual evaluation of the property