Paying Bills Someone Help
Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:25 PM
Is there anyone who can advise me the cost of earthquake insurance and how I can find out wether all the bills have been paid.. Plus what do i do next to stop this?
Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:34 AM
The laundry bill does sound very expensive too. Turks often use aggression as part of defence to prevent people asking awkward questions.
For the future, the next time you are out here, open a Turkish lira bank account (you need to go to the tax office first and get a number), take along your utility bills and they will set up automatic payment for you, direct debit.
You can pay the council tax yourself when you visit any time between February and May.
Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:43 AM
Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:37 PM
If you think he has been renting the place out then just change the locks it very easy to do all hardwear shops sell lock barrels just unscrew the lock and replace bottom lock. About £10.00
If he has taken out earthquake insurance for you he will have the policy and the receipt for the money. If not he hasn't done it and you will need to do it yourself. Visit any insurance office, they will be happy to help.
That will stop him electric and water is easy just ask where to pay that's what we did take the numbers off the metre and all the diffrent tarift and the same for the water number and metre reading.
They will tell yo if the bills have been paid or not then you can nail his ass.
Posted 18 November 2009 - 02:49 PM
By the way folks, being ripped off regarding utilities doesn't just happen in Turkey. My German landlord kept my phone bill in his name, kept asking for money to 'top it up' and never showed me the bills. Stupidly I was intimidated by him and never challenged him. The bills were not outlandishly high but I always felt higher than the low telephone usage I had there.
I would immediately get all the utilities put in your name. You don't say if you have the tapu but this is not necessary. Get the tapu holder to make out a rental contract to you and this will enable the utilities to be put in your name. This is what I did since I don't have my tapu. Additionally, you have to show the utility people your passport and ikamet.
Posted 19 November 2010 - 06:51 PM
I understand how you feel and unless people stand together and put pressure on the authorities nothing will change.
Posted 19 November 2010 - 07:26 PM
Posted 02 December 2010 - 07:41 PM
For property tax, you have to go to the tax office : maliye.