Keep in mind that often when buying a brand new property
abroad, the property may not be completed internally
until it is sold. Fixtures and fittings are added to
suit the buyers tastes. It's slightly different to the
practice in the UK of simply painting everything beige.
It can be slightly harder to see how the property will
look when it's completely finished, but does mean you
can have it from the start exactly to your tastes.
Buying a property in Turkey is a reasonably simple
process, but we think it always helps if you know what
to expect, and who you're going to be dealing with every
step of the way.
To help achieve this, whilst aiming to be as flexible
as possible to fit in with your requirements, we try
and follow this process below to help you buy your dream
- You choose a few properties you'd like to view.
- Arrange a viewing and visit to Turkey to see the
homes in their full glory. We'll show you around,
or introduce you to all the people you need to talk
- Once you've made your final decision, you will be
introduced to an English speaking representative of
the development company who will take you through
the final details.
Please consult an English Speaking Turkish Lawyer for
advice before completing your property purchase.
The following extract was taken from the British
Embassy web site
The Embassy website:
www.britishembassy.org.tr has details or access
the Turkish Attorney's Paralegal online www.tapo.co.uk.
British citizens may purchase property in Turkey,
subject to the following conditions:
(a) The property can be paid for in either Turkish
lira or foreign currency. There are also no restrictions
about the transfer of foreign currency or Turkish
Lira from a Turkish or foreign bank.
(b) Applications should be made to the District
Land Registry office (Tapu ve Kadastro Mudurlugu),
when a suitable property for purchase is found.
A recent change in Turkish legislation (i.e. on
19 July 2003) now permits foreigners to buy a
property outside the boundaries of a municipality,
i.e. council district (Belediye) and within a
village or rural area. However, it is still necessary
to obtain permission from the Military, prior
Note: Turkey and the UK have a bilateral agreement
to avoid double taxation. Tax of the property
in Turkey is payable to the Turkish tax authorities
as the relevant law requires.