Title Deed Procedures Has Eased For Foreign Buyers

What Is The Title Deed?

The proof that you are the official legal owner of a registered real estate in Turkey, it’s called (tapu) in Turkish. This document regulates a particular property, verifies the property ownership of the person mentioned in the document, provides information about the property and the location of the property. This document is regulated by the Directorate of Land Registry. Of course, this document is internationally recognized.

The property deed shall be only given to the legal owner of the property. If the property is owned by more than one person, one bond is given showing the share of each person in the property, and each may be given a special bond, but refer to the share of the owner of the bond in the property.

The only capable institution in Turkey to issue “The Tapu” is the Office of Tapu and Cadastre. In this government organization, the whole administration of all real estate in Turkey is tracked and monitored.


For Foreign Buyers

When foreigners are going to buy any property for sale in Turkey, it was required to get permission from the military units. If any property on the same section or building received the military approval, the permission for the remaining apartments is not required according to the law accepted on the 8th October 2013 in Turkey. But they had to get military permission for properties on the unapproved section. This is following a 6-week military approval process, which includes facts such as controlling the property's location, its proximity to military and national security zones.


Now It's Easier For Foreigners To Get The Title Deed (Tapu)

A new ease is provided for the Military permission to make the process of investment in Turkey more simple. A protocol was signed between the Turkish General Staff, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, General Directorate for Land Registry and Cadastre and The Department of Foreign Affairs. According to the circular, all military forbidden and national security zones around Turkey is determined. Thus, parts that allowed or not allowed were clarified. There will be no approval for each purchase operation thanks to these records in the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre. This new development means that all foreign buyers can get their Title Deed much quicker, from the Tapu Office and no need for waiting 1-2 months to only a few days. Now you Can Receive the Tapu Within 2-3 Days.

Last Updated: 3/18/2019 11:05:32 AM