Acquiring Property and Citizenship in Turkey
Acquiring Property and Citizenship in Turkey: In Turkey, property ownership titles can only be approved after they have been registered with the land registry directorates. Preliminary real estate contracts, whether issued by notaries or signed in writing by natural persons, do not confer property transfer per se. They merely serve as a guarantee of ownership transfer; the property in question does not change hands as a result of their use.
Prior to initiating processes at the respective land registry directorate, check for any burdens such as mortgages, liens, and similar sorts of restrictions that may exist with regard to the aforementioned property that would hinder its sale.
Property inquiries can be done online at parselsorgu.tkgm.gov.tr, where particular information such as the city, district, quarter/village, map section, and plot can be used to locate the property. Basic information about the real estate property, including its present status, is thus available online from any location on the planet. However, the owner’s personal information is still unavailable.
Foreign nationals do not require a residency permit in order to buy real estate in Turkey. Furthermore, under Law No. 6458 on Foreigners and International Protection, foreigners who buy property in Turkey are allowed renewed short-term resident permits.
A natural or legal person wishing to purchase real estate in Türkiye must file an application with the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre, along with the property’s owner. They can also call the Alo 181 Call Center, which is open 24 hours a day, or go to randevu.tkgm.gov.tr to schedule an appointment without having to attend to the directorates’ offices in person.
Turkish enterprises with foreign money, on the other hand, must apply to the Provincial Directorate of Planning and Coordination (PDPC) at the local governor’s office where the real estate is located. They should then apply to the Land Registry Directorate after receiving a favourable response from PDPC. These businesses can apply in person, by mail, or by e-mail.