points for buying property in Turkey
Q. What nationalities are permitted to purchase
A. Some of the countries Turkey has a reciprocal agreement for the purchase of land and
Holland, Norway, Sweden,
Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium,
USA, Spain, Italy, Canada,
Luxembourg, Australia, France, Greece, Portugal,
Poland, Croatia, Israel, Finland, Estonia, Hungary, and some
African and South American states.
Q. How long does it all take
and how does it work?
A. It takes between 1 to 3 months to receive the final Tapu ( Title Deeds),
After signing the reservation contract, the copies of the buyers
passport will be handovered to the local land registry office, the
copies and the official papers showing the location of the property
will be sent to a Military Head office
in Izmir to be checked that
the mentioned property is
not in a Military Zone. After the approval
of the permission our company pays the necessary fees and taxes to the
authorised bank (T.C. Ziraat Bankasi) and to the tax office in
Manavgat. The official receipts of these taxes and fees will be
declared during the transaction in the Land registry office. Finally
the buyer and seller signs the land registry book under the
supervision of an official interpreter.
Q. Do I have to be a resident or have a
resident’s visa to purchase?
A. No, To buy a property you do not have to have a Residents visa.
This is only required if you want to stay longer than three
consecutive months, or wish to have a phone or buy a car. Then the
three months tourist visa is not enough.
Q. What do I have to check before purchasing?
A. Check that there are no outstanding rental agreements or mortgages.
That the seller has the legal right to sell the property and that they
have a Tapu ( Title Deeds) for it.
If there is an agent how much commission is payable,
commissions rates are usually very high in sales where European
clients are involved.
Q. Do I have any Taxes and fees to pay for the
A. There are some one off taxes
and fees payable:
Purchase tax which is 3,3% of the declared value of the property,
Education and earthquake tax
All formal documentation and copies
Water: Connection fee for new homes
Electric: Connection fee for new homes
Telephone: Connection fee
When buying a home from Mecitoglu, there
are no hidden fees or charges of any kind. To ensure a smooth buying
process & put your mind at ease, all legal fees & associated costs are
included in a one off standard fee paid on completion.
note: The buyer is liable for the buyer's tax. Please consult to a
sales advisor for further details.
Q. If I sell my property can I take the proceeds
back to the U.K.?
A. You have the legal right to take the proceeds back to the U.K.
Q. Can I will my property to my beneficiaries?
A. You can make a Turkish Will and leave your property to your
beneficiaries, however if you hadn’t made a will, the property goes to
your next of kin.
Q. What would be the running costs?
0.1% of the declared cost of your property
Refuse: Every year approx. £10
Electricity: Time share : 17/22
. 0,06 €/kWh
1 - 20 m³ 0,32 €,
21- 40 m³ 0,48 €,
> 40 m³ 0,87 €
Q. Can I import my belongings/furniture and car
A. You can, but it is expensive for transportation and Duty, so it may
be advisable to purchase your furniture here.
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