Sometimes, property buyers want to appoint a power of attorney in Turkey to handle the process for them. It isn’t a requirement, but benefits include saving additional costs like translator fees and helping in events, where you can’t travel for formal procedures like signing for title deeds.
The process to appoint someone to act on your behalf as an attorney is simple and completed within two hours. A set contract as defined by Turkish law is used, and after being translated, is witnessed at a public notary office. Should you wish to do this, Istanbul Homes staff can help you, but there are things to know.
Things to Consider when Giving Power of Attorney in Turkey
Choose wisely as to who you give power to. While friends may be ready and willing to help, we recommend using a certified and registered lawyer who is legally bound to act in your best interests.
Only give the necessary powers and no more. For example, for buying property, the POA just needs the authority to sign for title deeds and arrange water and electric connection.
If you don’t have plans to sell your property, there is no need to include sellers’ rights. Likewise, a general power of attorney gives someone power on your behalf to gain credit, and go into debt.
Giving someone the power to act on your behalf does not entitle them to any of your assets. It will still be your name on the title deeds.
When having the document translated, you must use a certified translator recognized by the notary office. Staff will accept no one else in an attempt for you to save money. If you have questions about using a power of attorney in Turkey, contact us today. Otherwise, the following articles will also help you.
• What is the process for buying property in Turkey?
• What do Turkish title deeds look like?
• Browse through the full range of property for sale in Istanbul.