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There is no difference between Turkish citizens and a foreign person concerning the purchase process for land registry and cadastre procedures. Presently, citizens from 184 countries may acquire real estate in Turkey.

Foreign Natural (Private) Persons;  

Purchase process for Foreign natural person, who would like to acquire real estates in Turkey:

  • Foreign natural persons may buy any real estate in Turkey where private property is allowed (residential homes, commercial workplaces, lands, etc.), providing legal limitations are observed.
  • If foreign natural persons buy unbuilt property (real estate with no built structures, such as land or fields). Then they must develop a project depending on the nature of the real estate. The project must be submitted to the relevant ministry for approval within two years. If an application has yet to be made to the ministry or the project has not been completed within two years, such real estate will be subject to expropriation.
Purchase Process for Companies with Foreign Capital

Incorporated companies established in Turkey may acquire real estate and limited rights in REM (a judicial act directed against property rather than against a specific person) to operate as outlined in their articles of association. 

For a company to be accepted as a foreign capital company, it must hold fifty percent or more of the shares of foreign legal entities or international organizations established under foreign country laws and have the power to appoint or dismiss the majority of persons authorized to manage.

Provided that the Military Forbidden Zone provisions will be reserved. Such companies’ real estate acquisition will be subject to investigation by the governorships to determine whether they remain in military forbidden and security zones. Such investigations by the governorship occur directly before the relevant registry directorate. The land registry directorate responds within three working days at the latest. In the case of real estate acquisition within special security zones, authorization is required from the governorship of the region where the real estate is located.

Companies with foreign capital must submit their “certificates of authorization” by showing the authorized representatives in addition to representation and binding in their applications to acquire real estate. The certificate of authorization must contain the authorization to purchase real estate. It must have the personal information of the persons authorized to act on behalf of the company. It must be dated to the same year as the procedure.

For Example.

Shareholders representing 50% or more of the shareholding who are not Turkish citizens yet are established and registered with the Turkish Trade Registry (according to the applicable legislation of our country). It may be qualified as a “Company with Foreign Capital” and may acquire real estate ownership under the provisions of the legislation in force.

Purchase Process for Foreign Companies

According to the laws of their countries, incorporated trading companies may acquire property and limited rights. Only if there are special provisions in the applicable laws.

It is only possible to acquire real estate and to have rights in Turkey for any legal entity if the trading companies are established in foreign countries according to the laws of such countries (incorporated or unincorporated foundations, associations, cooperatives, societies, groups, communities, etc.).

For example, a company incorporated in Germany under the legislation of that country, which has shareholders who are citizens of Germany, France, or Turkey, qualifies as a foreign company; and may only acquire limited rights in REM in our country within the scope of tourism, industrial or oil operations.

Legal Limitations

In our country, only citizens of the countries determined by Turkish Laws and Regulations can acquire real estate and limited rights in REM. However, the below guidelines/restrictions must be adhered to:

  • The total area of real estate a foreign natural person can buy in Turkey is a maximum of thirty (30) hectares.
  • The total real estate area that foreign natural persons can sell can be at most (%10). Of the area allowed for private property in a district.
  • If the real estate acquisition is located in the “Special Security Zone”. Authorization is required from the governorship of the district where the real estate is located.
  • Real estate located in military forbidden and security zones are designated in the registry records, and land registry directorates can provide the relevant information.
  • Incorporated trading companies, established according to the laws of their own countries, may acquire real estate and limited rights in REM only if there are special provisions in the applicable laws. Other legal entities other than such trading companies cannot acquire real estate and cannot have limited rights made in their favor.


Sales Process Documents

Documents Required for the Purchase Process!

Before preparing the property purchasing contract, we first request all necessary documents to inspect the property. Our next step is to ask for all the required documentation from the seller/s and the buyer/s.

Documents required for the Property: 

The following Documents are required from the seller/buyer for the Property before submitting for purchase.

Copy of Title Deed (Tapu) contains mandatory information: owner’s name, location, type of Property, etc.

Up-to-date Title Deed Investigation Document: searches are carried out to ensure no situations are preventing the sale of Property, such as debts or obstructions, etc.

Habitation Certificate (ISKAN) mandatory document: “Building Usage Authorization Certificate.” A habitation certificate is a building utilization permit that shows the Property is legally habitable.

If the Property for sale is under construction, we obtain all legal documents, such as ownership and construction permissions.

Documents required by the Seller:

Documents required from sellers depend on whether the Seller is a natural person or Company before submitting any real estate to sell or buy. For example: 

  1. If the property owner is a natural person,they need to have the Identity document of the title deed holder.
  2. If the property owner is a Company (Ltd, A.Ş, for example), the Company’s legal documents are required.
Documents required by the Buyer:

The documents required for the buyers depend on whether the Buyer is a natural person or a Company. For example:

  1. If the Buyer is a natural person, we request a copy of a valid identity card from Turkish citizens and a copy of a valid passport from foreign citizens.
  2. If the Buyer is a Company, the companies’ legal documents are required for both Turkish capital companies and foreign capital companies.

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