Expenses of Property Purchase in Turkey

In contrast to most European countries, the entry in the property register in Turkey is not performed by a Notary Public, but by an official of the Property Registry Department. It is a legal requirement for both sides (the seller and the buyer) to be present at the entry. It is possible to authorise another person by giving a Power of Attorney at Notary Public. The Title Deed transfer does not require the intervention of a Notary Public in Turkey. After the entry and delivery the property register issues a proof of ownership, which is called ‘Tapu’.

Giving Power of Attorney at Notary Public
App. 150 Euro (Incl. Sworn Interpretor)

Conveyance tax
4 % of the property value stated in the Tapu Office. This is paid at one of the State Banks at the time of conveyance (the amount stated in the Tapu Office is lower than the real property value and approximately between 400-5000 Euro).

Registration Fee at the Property Registry Department (Tapu Office)
App. 65 Euro.

Completion Report (Iskan)
Obtaining Completion Report or Habitation Report (New built properties only):
Starting from 400 Euro, depending on the size and the location (Belediye/Municipality)

Electricity Subscription
New connection of electricity meter:
App. 100 Euro (once only)
Name transfer of an existing connection:
App. 55 Euro (once only)

Water Subscription
New connection of water meter:
App. 60 Euro
Name transfer of an existing connection:
App. 30 Euro

Telephone Subscription
Land Line Telephone:
NB.: You can only get a land line telephone registered if you have residence permit in Turkey.

Title Deeds:

(Tapu in Turkish)

A TAPU is an official document which shows you have ownership rights over the real estate. The owner’s full name and photograph, and detailed information on the asset appear on this document.turkish-tapu-title-deeds

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