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Hi My father passed and himself and my mother have a property in Turkey. When purchasing the apartment they made a simple Tukrish will that his share goes to her in the event he passed first and vice versa. However, we do not have a copy of this and my mother reckons she never got one. She has all other documentation from that period including contracts for purchase, deeds etc. All dealings were done through the selling agent at the time and I have contacted them to see if they can provide details of the solicitor used, but they are not answering. Is there a centralized office with all Wills that I would obtain a copy or does anyone know how to go about this? Thanks
I read on the forum a post (which I cannot find now) regarding, if a wife owns a property and the Tapu is in her name only, that on her death the husband gets 100% of the property.The exact form of the rule should be"If the wife of a British/Turkish man fully owns a property in Turkey and the wife's name only is on the Tapu then on her death the husband gets 100% of the property immovable assets only if they have or she has no children alive, and if her father and mother are not alive and she has no siblings alive "
My Father in Law died over 6 years ago and he owned a house jointly with his wife, they had turkish wills in the event of death that the house be passed to the surviving spouse or if in the event of both deaths to be passed to their two sons in equal shares. This I thought would be a simple transaction that the property would be then put into the sole name of my mother in law (his spouse). This still hasn't happened after all this time despite numerours trips to the lawyers office, and lots of money in various charges from the lawyer. My first question is does it normally take this long? It is a very frustrating time as she can't access or close his bank accounts in Turkey either, or even cancel the satellite TV subscription that was in his name. And now she is worrying that the tax office will want money for inheritance tax but has no idea how much this will be, is this calculated on a scale. it is almost as if the authorities in Turkey do not recognise that he is dead, even though the death certificate (issued in the uk) has been in the hands of the lawyer for 6 years. I have lots more questions, but i have to start somewhere