Arranging a Viewing Tour
We kindly invite you to see the properties in Turkey at a well organized private Viewing Tours. Whenever you contact to Istanbul Homes Real Estate through contact form, by telephone or visiting our abroad offices; our sellers will help you to arrange a meeting in Istanbul, Trabzon, Antalya, Bodrum or Alanya.
A sales contract is prepared between buyer and seller on agreed terms when you want to buy a property. This will be a memorandum that the seller will transfer you the title deed (tapu) on your behalf and you will pay agreed price. It contains also details of key delivery and tapu delivery conditions. It is advised to bring minimum 3.000;- USD downpayment cash when you come to Turkey. In order to buy property in Turkey, you only need to bring your passport together with you. Sales contract contains information of the seller, buyer, property description, payment table and all agreed conditions.
Istanbul Homes controls and secures you;
- The seller is exact person and real owner of the property
- You buy the exact property which is shown
- Property clearance check (due dilligence check)
- Istanbul Homes guarantees that purchase process will flow under the agreed conditions
Payments of Property
Sellers in Turkey want to see that the buyer is enough serious. Therefore 3.000;- USD minimum downpayment is enough at signature stage of a sales contract. Depending on the property key delivery time, you may arrange your payments which are clearly mentioned in a sales contract.
Sellers understand that you are in a foreing country and it might take some time to handle all the payments. You need to know that the title deed (tapu) will be delivered after full payments are taken.
How Tapu Process Works?
Title Deed is TAPU in Turkish. Land Registry and Cadastre Directorate is the only authority of the registry application and the property conveyance.
We help you prepare all BUYER application documents after the sales contract signature;
- Passport translation at Notary Public
- Tax number registry document
- Application fees (may vary on each property)
- Power of Attorney (if needed)
- 2 photos
The seller applies for Tapu transfer on your behalf. Previously all properties which are sold to foreigners must obtain a permission from the Military Headquarters, that property is "not" close to the military zones. According to the renovated "Turkish Property Law" in 2013, if a property clearance permission is once received for one building or complete project, there is no need to ask one more permission any more. It means; if a project has transferred one tapu to a foreigner earlier, you may take your tapu in 2-3 days time. If you are the first buyer of that building or project, permission process takes approximately 2 months.
When the military permission comes OR already received earlier, the seller and the buyer sign conveyance act at Land Registry and Cadastre Directorate Office. The same day before signature, tapu taxes are paid. All remaining payment of the property should paid according to the sales contract, just before the signature. According to property law, the seller has to declare to tapu officer "I have been all paid".
Istanbul Homes is always together with you from the beginning until this happy day.