reading for Turkish property Buyer.
To make sure that your investment will be safe and sound:
Make sure that the developer you are dealing with is a reputable
company with experience in building and reference projects especially
in the area that you are planning to invest in. It is
of utmost importance
to inspect the developer's
completed housing units in order to have
a precise impression of the quality and the services it can provide.
We would advise you to inspect more than just one housing unit of the same
developer. It would be wiser to view at least a two year old construction,
so that you can observe the defects easily which may be resulting from the
lack of insulation or improper plastering etc.
There are virtually thousands of material components used in the
construction of a building and there are dozens of different professions,
trades, and other skills used to design and build. We are not going to
mention about the these details here, however besides all these technical
qualities, one of the most important criteria to be considered shall be
the built percentage on a given site. Despite the restrictions imposed by
the local governments on density, some developers find ways of getting
around the rules and regulations. Make sure that there will be spacious
gardens when the site is completed and watch the distance between the
apartments in the complex. Also do not forget to ask your potential
developer or estate agent about the future of the neighboring plots. It is
very important to get a clear answer to this question.
To make a comparison between two different developments, you can simply
divide the size of the plot to the number of the apartments in the
complex, to find the total area per unit incl. gardens.
* The permitted building percentage in Side in general is 20 % of the land
over 3 floors including the roof floor however in some districts of the
town the building permission is 25 % percent over 4 floors including the
The second criterion is the height of the buildings and the number of the
floors. Just like the allowed built percentage there are also some
restrictions on the height of the buildings and the number of the floors
to be built in Side. It is unfortunately quite common to see a developer
exceed the number of allowed floors and sells the extra floors as an
apartment which in fact can only be registered as a storage space on the
title deeds. This extra floor CAN NOT be sold independently, it can only
be sold as a partition of an existing official apartment on an official
floor. Most buyers realize this problem only after they have purchased the
To make sure that you will have the best after sales services and
The most practical and effective way of making sure that you will have the
best possible after sales services from your potential developer or your
estate agency is to get in touch with the former clients of that
developer. Make sure that the developer is able introduce you with more
than just a few clients. Ask the former clients about service charges,
guarantees and after sales services.
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