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Turkish Title Deed: Everything You Need to Know About It!

20 September 2021
Turkish Title Deed: Everything You Need to Know About It!

The Turkish title deed is also known as “Tapu” in Turkish. When you buy a property in Turkey, you must have the title deed which shows that you are the owner of the property. When you buy a property in the country, you will be able to have a title deed by Cadastre General Directorate. If you are planning to buy a property in Turkey, it is crucial to know every detail about the title deed. You must follow every process of buying the property and the title deed at the same time. To follow the process securely, you can also get some help from a lawyer. You need to be sure about the success of the process as well. Let’s look at more details about the Turkish title deed.

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What is the Turkish Title Deed?

Turkish title deed is the document that shows that you are the owner of the property. There are different types of the title deed that you need to know. One of them is Blue Title Deed and another one is called Red Title Deed. You will be able to learn about both the blue title deed and the red title deed below. Title deed or Tapu is the most important document that you have to have after you buy the property in Turkey.

What is the Turkish Title Deed?

Types of Title Deed in Turkey

There are 2 different types of title deeds in Turkey. The types of title deeds are changeable according to the property that you will have. One of them is Blue Title Deed and the other one is Red Title Deed. You can see the detailed information about these 2 different title deeds below.

Blue Title Deed

If you have the shared ownership or land ownership on the property that you are going to buy, you will have the blue title deed. The blue title deed is separated as shared ownership and land ownership.

Blue Title Deed for Land Ownership

When you have the blue title deed for land ownership in Turkey, the title deed will show that you are the owner of the determined land and there will not be any applications on that land.

Blue Title Deed for Shared Ownership

If you have the blue title deed for shared ownership in Turkey, you will be able to see your own share on the title need.

Red Title Deed

The Red Title Deed is also separated as construction servitude which means “kat artifaki” in Turkish and the flat ownership which means “kat mulkiyeti” in Turkish. You will be able to evaluate the red title deed according to these titles.

Construction Servitude – Kat Artifaki

When you have the red title deed for construction servitude in Turkey, it means that the development continues.

Flat Ownership – Kat Mulkiyeti

When you have the red title deed for flat ownership in Turkey, it shows that the development is completed and the property was checked by the authorities who come from the local municipality. Your title need must include a habitation license which means Iskan in Turkish. If your red title deed does not include Iskan, you may face some problems in the future and will not be able to sell your flat at the same time. So, it is extremely crucial

How to get the Turkish Title Deed?

How to get the Turkish Title Deed?

When you need to get the Turkish title deed for the property that you purchased, there are some steps that you need to complete. You can have the Turkish title deed easily in 6 steps. Let’s look at the steps that you have to complete.

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  1. First of all, you need to make an appointment at the local title deed office in Turkey. For the appointment, you need to have your personal passport and personal ID card at the same time.
  2. When you buy a property, you need to have an agreement with the seller or the company for the value of the transaction. The determining stamp duty must be paid by the buyer.
  3. To pay the stamp duty, it must be paid by wire transfer.
  4. After that, the seller must sign the title deed as the seller accepts the process, get the purchase of the property, and sell the property without being under pressure.
  5. Then, the buyer signs the title deed and accepts the title deed and the charges that might be on the property.
  6. In the last part, the title deed will be prepared for the new owner.

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