Turkey is a heaven of God on earth that it enjoys of a picturesque nature, a gift from God to its land and its people. This may encourage many to think about living and stability in Turkey. It is really an idea worth studying and taking the initiative. So today we will try to present a comprehensive guide for those wishing to live in Turkey. The first thing for living and housing is rent or real estate.
Rent and real estate ownership in Turkey
First: renting property in Turkey
If you are renewing the Turkish language, there are sites that may help you find a suitable property for your capabilities. This is in terms of the number of rooms, area, location and rent value. Among these sites are sahibinden.com, hurriyet.com.tr. What distinguishes these sites is that you can communicate directly with the apartment owners without the need If you are not fluent in the Turkish language, there are real estate offices located in many places in Turkey, which help you find the right rental option for you.
Expenses related to renting apartments in Turkey
- The price of the monthly rent is paid on a monthly basis to the owner of the apartment, and it varies according to the number of rooms and the location.
- The commission of the property office, which is between a month and 12% of the annual rent for the apartment.
- The insurance ranges between one and three months of the rent, and the property owner keeps it and makes a return after the end of the contract period.
Second: owning real estate in Turkey
There are several ways to buy a property in Turkey, there are new apartments, and there are resale apartments. If you are fluent in the Turkish language, you can also search for the same sites mentioned above in the case of rent. You can search in these sites and communicate either with the original owner or the mediator who has the advertisement, inspect the apartment and make sure of the ownership documents. Then, after that, set a date for the transfer of ownership (tapu) in the interest of the taboo. You can also pay the apartment price and the title deed fees on the day of the ownership transfer, after making sure that the procedures are correct.
If you are not fluent in the Turkish language or it is difficult for you to resort to the same as the previous procedure for buying for fear of fraud and exposure to real estate fraud. You should follow the best way, which is to seek the help of people with experience in the real estate market. There are many real estate marketing companies that have high competencies in the field of real estate. You can contact them. You can also use our real estate consultants on the site and you can also browse the available properties from here. After choosing the right site and project for you, you can communicate via the communication methods on the site or register your data with the chosen property and our consultants will contact you immediately.
Expenses related to buying an apartment in Turkey
- The price of the apartment, after choosing the type of apartment that suits you from among the offered apartments.
- The ownership transfer fees (Tabu) are expenses that are paid to the state (the Land Registry Authority) and this percentage ranges between 4% of the unit value, and some owners or construction companies share this percentage with the buyers.
- Purchase commissions This percentage is not applicable to buyers from the projects presented on our website. However, this percentage applies to resale apartments that you buy, and the property office broker will then take from you a commission starting from 2% to 4% of the unit price.
After you have settled on the apartment housing and living in Turkey, whether by owning or renting, then comes the stage of opening the facilities for the apartment, which is intended (gas, electricity, water, internet).
How to open the facilities for the apartment in which the residence is located (whether for rent or ownership)
If you want to open the gas for your apartment for the first time, make sure that there is a gas watch or a gas counter. If it is found, take its plate number with you and you are going to the gas company. It is worth noting that some utility company names differ from one governorate to another. The gas company in Istanbul is called igdas. The papers required to apply for gas are the number plate of the meter, proof of identity, address in detail, title deed or lease contract, the amount of insurance, which is in the range of 700 Turkish liras and can be paid in installments on the bills.
If you want to open the water for your apartment for the first time, make sure that there is a water clock or a water meter. If it is found, you take its plate number with you and you are going to the water company. It is worth noting that some utility companies’ names differ from one governorate to another. The water company in Istanbul is called Ikski Empatlabon, for example, its name is tiski. The papers required to apply for the water are the number plate of the meter, proof of identity, address in detail, the title deed or the lease contract, the amount of insurance, which is in the range of 180 Turkish liras.
Electricity (Boğaziçi Elektrik)
If you want to turn on electricity for your apartment for the first time, make sure that there is an electricity watch or electricity meter. If it is found, take its plate number with you and you are going to the electric company. It is worth noting that some utility company names differ from one governorate to another. The papers required to apply for electricity are the number plate counter. , Proof of identity, address in detail, title deed or lease contract, insurance amount which is in the range of 220 Turkish liras.
After reviewing the papers, a contract is made with the companies and a counter for the apartment is purchased if it is not available. Then the companies open the facilities within 24 hours of the contract. After the property has been acquired or rented, and the facilities have been contracted, they are now available for housing and living. Then comes the second step. To enable you to live and settle in Turkey, the ultimate residence, which we will not alone have an article of its own due to its importance.