Key Stages of The Property Buying Process in Turkey

Key Stages of The Property Buying Process in Turkey

1: Viewing Tour

When you book a viewing tour with us, we meet you at the airport upon arrival. From there, we take you to your hotel. When you are ready to come to our office, we will begin the viewing tour by discussing your property requirements including location, budget as well as types such as an apartment, duplex or villa. This will help us to understand your needs and wants and ensure your time is not wasted.

From there, we will take you to see the suitable properties and the neighborhoods surrounding them. We understand that buying a property in Turkey is a big lifestyle decision and we want our customers to feel comfortable with their choice.

2: Deposit and Sales Agreement

Once you have chosen the property you want to buy, the next step is to sign the sales agreement with the seller and to make a deposit that is usually 5.000 USD.

At this stage, you will need your passport. The agreement will be in three languages, Turkish, English and your own.

Two copies are issued, one for each party. The agreement will include all terms and conditions related to the sale, and it is legally binding. At this stage, we also offer additional help including furniture shopping, obtaining tax numbers and opening bank accounts.

3: Payment

The sales agreements will also include the currency for payments, which usually consist of the following stages.

  • A deposit (usually 5.000 USD) when signing the sales agreement
    • Full payment when receiving the Title deed (Tapu)

4: Receiving Your Title Deeds (TAPU)

Unless you appoint a Power of Attorney, you will need to be present when notified that your title deed is ready for collection. At this stage, the final payment must be made, and all taxes and state duties paid.

Both the seller and buyer meet at the title deeds office at the appointed time, where the official transfer of the title deed takes place in the presence of a sworn translator. Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a property in Turkey.