Buying a property in Turkey is very simple. The information below is a basic guide to property buying process.
To buy a property in Turkey for a foreigner, the property itself must hold a government title deed registered with the Turkish Land Registry. This is known as a TAPU. The buyer owns the property as well as either all land (private villa) or a percentage of it (apartment/villa within a complex).
When you decide to purchase, a contract will be drawn up and a deposit will be laid down to safeguard the property. At this point the buyer can give power of attorney to either a lawyer or us and from then on in anything needing to be dealt with can be done so without the buyer present. The buyer would also be advised to open a local bank account and register with the local tax office.
After signing the contract, we send copies of the buyers’ passport and all details regarding the property to the military head office in Izmir, in order to verify that the property is within an approved area and not on military ground or within a national park. This process can take up to two months.
It is not essential to have a resident’s visa when purchasing a property. Just one day is enough to get residence permit in Turkey for 6 months.