Due diligence and finalizing the deal

Please get a consultation with a real estate attorney in Turkey during your investment to avoid any legal complexity and secure your investment in line with Turkish Law.
Buying a property in Turkey stipulated under Law No. 2644 dated 2012, also known as the Land Register Law which provides for the conditions for purchasing any type of real estate: residential property, commercial property, agricultural land, or any other type of field, apartments, houses
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The foreigners sometimes might presume that the ownership of a real estate in Turkey might be received via a standard contract. According to Turkish real estate law, all transactions of a real estate must be done before deed registry office and all documents need to be submitted to authorized deed registry office (Tapu Sicil Müdüdrlüğü) and the official transfer of the owner needs to be done by authorized deed registry officers.
Buying an apartment or real estate in Turkey is not a simple decision you should take all related steps in line with Turkish Law. You should appoint a Turkish real estate lawyer or a Turkish real estate law firm with a power of attorney to follow up on all related stages on your behalf.
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The documents need to be translated and buyers can also use a power of attorney if they cannot be present themselves during the sale process.

You will need from you the following documents:
  • the title deed of the property;
  • identification documents;
  • the property value statement document;
  • earthquake insurance policy;
  • photos of the seller and buyer;
  • payment proof for the title deed fee and other taxes, if necessary.
All real estate transfers in Turkey must be done before the deed registry office in Turkey to be able to receive legal ownership. The foreigners sometimes might presume that the ownership of a real estate in Turkey might be received via a standard contract. According to Turkish real estate law, all transactions of a real estate must be done before deed registry office and all documents need to be submitted to authorized deed registry office (Tapu Sicil Müdüdrlüğü) and the official transfer of the owner needs to be done by authorized deed registry officers
Opening new bank accounts
Foreigners who work or reside or want to start a business in Turkey need to open a bank account to carry out their financial processes. Whether living in Turkey or any other country, anyone can open a bank account in Turkish banks. Although the bank account opening process may differ from one Turkish bank to another, there are general procedures to follow while opening a bank account.
Getting the Tapu
(Deed registry)
The deed registry certificate in Turkey a clear indication of the ownership. Therefore at the end of the due diligence period and deed registry transactions you need to receive deed registry certificate from the Land Registry Office. Please be sure that your name and ID details are correctly written on that deed registry certificate to secure and prove your ownership in line with Turkish real estate law.
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