FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here is the list of frequently asked questions that will help you in purchasing a property in Turkey:
Q- Can I, as a foreigner, buy a property in Turkey?
As a foreigner, if you wish to buy property you have to belong to any of the nationalities that have reciprocal rights and you can buy property in Turkey.
Q- Can I receive a residence permit if I buy a property in Turkey?
As any other foreigner, you can get a residence permit for 1 year in Turkey after showing and providing all necessary documents.
Q- If I want to buy a property in Turkey, do I need to have a residence permit?
No, you don´t.
Q- Are there any restrictions while buying a property in Turkey?
The property can not be located in military zones or zones of historical importance, forest zones, and primary agricultural lands and it must have a title deed. All properties that we sell comply with these regulations.
Q- Can I invest in more than one property?
Yes, there are no restrictions on the number of properties you can purchase in Turkey.
Q- Can a foreign company buy a property in Turkey?
Yes, companies can own property in Turkey. The origin country of the company must have a reciprocal agreement with Turkey.
Q- Who sells a property in Turkey?
There are many different ways of purchasing a property. The best option is to choose a licensed real estate agent, however, there are many other people, for example, jewelry or leather sellers, waiters, etc., who sell the property in tourist regions of Turkey.
Q- Why should I buy a property through a real estate agent?
Real estate agents are professionals that help you with purchasing your property. A.D.H Homes Turkey is a licensed experienced company that provides you with all the information needed to buy a property in Turkey. With a wide range of properties for sale, we will help you to choose the right property for you and guide you through all steps of the purchasing process.
Q- How is the general perception of locals toward foreigners?
To warmly welcome any guests is an inseparable part of Turkish culture. You can be sure that you will feel just as good as in your country (if not more comfortable) any time you visit Turkey.
Q- Is it necessary to learn the language?
To learn the language is completely up to you. It is not mandatory to learn the language since the main language of English is widely spoken in the places where we operate.
Q- Do the places where you operate have easy access all year round?
The nearest airports to the location are BODRUM airport (Milas–Bodrum) and IZMIR Airport (Izmir Adnan Menderes), which operate all year round.
Q- How does the health sector in Turkey look like?
Turkish health care works with three different types of hospitals: public hospitals, university hospitals, and private clinics. Public as well as private hospitals fulfill international standards regarding equipment quality and specialist knowledge. Most hospitals have agreements with international insurance companies.
Q- Are there any international banks where you operate?
There are many international banks in locations where we operate (HSBC, Fortis), but also Turkish banks with offices in Europe (Is Bank, Garanti, Akbank).
Q- Can foreigners get a mortgage in Turkey?
Yes, foreigners can loan money from Turkish banks. A.D.H Homes Turkey cooperates with several targeted construction companies and collaborates with one of the best banks on the market, Deniz Bank, which offer fixed interest loan rate for up to 10 years.
Q- What does the purchasing process look like?
First, you need to choose a property, sign an agreement with the seller, pay all the costs and obtain the title deed (TAPU).
Q- What are the costs I have to pay while buying a property in Turkey?
There are several costs arising while purchasing a property in Turkey. A.D.H Homes Turkey will inform you in detail what these are and what you have to pay.
Q- What are the extra costs to purchase a property in Turkey?
Except for the title fee expense, there are absolutely no hidden costs in our offers. The price you see is the final price.
Q- What is a TAPU?
TAPU is the Turkish name for title deeds, which is a legal document showing that you own all rights to the property. All the properties must have a title deed from the Land and Registry office.
Q- How long do I have to wait before getting my title deed?
If all the documents are ready we usually transfer the deeds in 1 working day but sometime it may take app. 2 days if there is a general problem with the computer system.
Q- Can I insure my property in Turkey?
Yes, after buying your property in Turkey, you can insure it. A.D.H Homes Turkey will help you find a suitable insurance company.
Q- What are the local taxes I will have to pay?
There are a couple of municipal taxes to be paid twice a year, but very minimal compared to major European cities.
Q- Will I get help with furnishing my property?
A.D.H Homes Turkey offers help with furnishing your property in Turkey. We cooperate with a team of highly experienced designers and offer you our complete furnishing or personalized interior design services.
Q- Can I take my money back to my country if I sell my property?
Yes, there are absolutely no restrictions for you to take your money back to your country of origin, except for the capital gain tax that you will eventually have to pay.
Q- Do I have to pay capital gain tax if I sell my property?
According to Turkish laws, you do not have to pay capital gain tax if you sell your property after 5 years of ownership.
Q- Can the property be rented?
This is possible of course. If you do not live permanently in your property, then renting during your absence is even a good source of income. You will also have to pay tax on rent, should you decide to rent your property in Turkey.
Q- Is the import of vehicles or furniture possible?
The import of vehicles and furniture is possible. However, the costs of transport, customs, and security obligations are very high; therefore it is recommended to buy furniture and/or a car in Turkey.
Q- What is ISKAN?
There are two types of ISKAN: General Iskan and Personal Iskan. General Iskan is a technical document for building. This document is given by the local authority and proves that the real estate has received all necessary approvals that the building is used for residential purposes and is allowed to live there permanently. Private Iskan for apartments that are obtained by the owner together with Tapu and are also required for new registrations of electricity and water.
Q- What does A.D.H Homes Turkey offer for you?
We provide all the services that you need while purchasing your property in Turkey. We handle all the documentation and offer you services before and after buying your property.
Q- Can I see a property before purchasing it?
A.D.H Homes Turkey offers inspection trips for its customers. You can view the property from our portfolio and choose a suitable one for you.
Here we have tried to answer the most important questions. If your question is not here, please do not hesitate to contact us.