Buying property in Turkey for sale is not as complicated as you might imagine. The procedure is often far simpler than it is in most of the other European countries.

Foreigners may purchase land and property in Turkey under their own names provided that properties are not located close to a military airport, station etc.

You may wish to appoint a power of attorney at this stage. This gives the appointed person the right to obtain the deeds and transfer them into your name. This will save you having to return to Turkey when the deeds are ready.

A copy of your passport will be taken to the government offices where it will be translated and sent off to the army headquaters at Izmir for authorization. The deeds will be applied for and all necessary checks on the property will be carried out.

When the deeds have been returned and all the checks have been approved you will be asked to send the balance of payment.

When the money has been received the deeds will be transferred into your name. In this stage the lawyer will ensure that there are no debts outstanding on the property – which would pass to the new owner.

Once he is satisfied everything is in order with the property title both the buyer and seller are required to be present at the Land Registry office, but your appointed solicitor to sign on your behalf.

The property is now yours to enjoy.
Photo: Tapu – Title Deeds

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