Having decided on the property to buy, foreigners need the follow some essential steps to legally own the house. They must make an appointment at the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre. This can be done on the phone through the following number if abroad: +90 312 593 99 00.
The necessary documents are as the following:
- Title deed;
- Identity card or passport (sometimes the translations are requested);
- Current value report obtained from the municipality;
- Mandatory earthquake insurance bill
- Real estate value assessment report (valid for the first three months after receiving)
- Real estate certificate of inspection
They need to pay attention to the following matters:
- Foreigners should find out if there is any condition preventing the sale such as hypothecate. This information can be obtained from the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre.
- Foreigners should make an agreement with a reliable agency.
- In case of a dispute between parties regarding the real estate sale, the claim must be filed in the court of the Republic of Turkey.
- The preliminary sales contract should be legally made in the directorates of the land registry. An agreement concluded before a notary public does not serve as a basis.
Foreigners who reside in Turkey can receive a housing loan if they wish. They should go to the bank and apply in person or give a power of attorney to professionals to deal with such actions.
Even though it is a simple and quick process, legal transactions can be tricky and are best to be conducted by professionals. Contact Trem Global to have a reliable guide who will help you from the beginning until the very end.