Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:07 PM
I need some advice and possibly help regarding a property I bought 8 years ago.
The basics are:
I bought an apartment in 2004 in didim / altinkum.
I haven't been out to the property in those eight years, nor have I paid any local taxes or rates.
I have all the legal doucments that were given at the time of purchase.
It seems ridiculous I know, but due to personal circumstances I haven't had a chane to deal with it until now.
I need to sort this out and bring everything up to date but don't have a clue where to start.....assuming I still own it!!
Can anyone help or point me in the right direction?..
I would really appreciate any help!
Thank you ?
Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:30 PM
If you can't get over here it may be possible to assign someone to deal with it on your behalf.
We do have a member called Jade who is an emlak, but she she lives in Antalya which is too far away, but she may be able to tell you what you should be doing.
Sorry I can't be more helpful but wish you good luck. and hope you let us know how you get on.
Edit. I'm going to move your post to the Property section so that you will get more answers. I will leave a link in this section so you can find it again,
Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:40 AM
exactly as Abi wrote the first thing to do is to find out if you do own the property or not. Go to the Land Registry Office (Tapu office) and check THE ORIGINAL TAPU to see if you are the rightful owner.
If so you will have to backpay any council rates due etc.
if you can't speak Turkish I would recommend contacting a lawyer (avukat) who can check out these things for you. Maybe someone can recommend a lawyer for you in Didim for you.
I know an estate agent in Didim who might be able to help you. Her name is Zeynep Karlidağ and her mobile number is 0506 772 15 23. I taught her English last year at a school in Bristol and visited her in June last year. In the meantime she has moved her office so I can't give you her address, but the office is near the beach in Altinkum. If you speak slowly enough in English she can understand you. At least she knows the ropes.
Hope this has been of help to you,
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:57 PM
Welcome to our forum.
8 years is such a long time. As the others say FIRSTLY you have to do the TITLE CHECK!
Following issues are also important:
· Checks on the land title and ownership
· Checks for debts or restictive covenants against the title
· Conformation of habitation licence for completed properties or projects.·
If the title deed is on your name, then you have to check whether there is any seizures (by government) on it or not. If so, then you have to make a negotiation with the government officials about payment installments.
Av. Merve Balin
Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:21 PM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:49 PM
You need to find out that the seller is the owner and has the seller name on the Tapu, also that there is planning permission for the property and that it has a habitation certificate. If it hasn't got a habitation certificate it means that you can't live in it legally. The most important thing at the start is that the Tapu is checked to make sure it has no debts against it.
We have a member called Jade who is an emlak and if she doesn't answer your post you can send a message and she will be able to tell you more.
Please don't rush into buying anything.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:57 PM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:39 PM
I don't know how long it needs for military clearance in/around Istanbul. The last one checked down here in Antalya took around 2 months to come through
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