How Can Foreigners Purchase Real Estate in Turkey?

According to Article 35 of the Land Registry Law, No 2644, foreigners can purchase real estate in Turkey by following the legal restrictions. They do not need to apply for a residence permit in Turkey in advance to make a purchase as well.

According to the relevant law, foreign citizens, who are the citizens of countries determined by the government and comply with the legal restrictions, can purchase real estate in Turkey and enjoy limited real rights. It is worth noting that the total amount of land acquired by one foreign person cannot exceed thirty hectares throughout the country.

What Else Do You Need to Know Before Buying Real Estate in Turkey?

It is important to work with a professional and experienced agency, which can carry out all the procedures on your behalf. Otherwise, you will have trouble in communication and may be scammed.

First, you need to learn whether you are allowed to purchase real estate in Turkey, depending on your nationality, by applying to the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre (Foreign Affairs Department), Land Registry Directorates, or Embassies/Consulates of the Republic of Turkey.

Secondly, you need to confirm that the real estate you are planning to purchase is not within the borders of the military security zone. You can confirm this by applying to the Land Registry Directorate in the area. Unfortunately, foreigners are not allowed to buy real estate within the borders of the security zones.

Work with Professionals to Avoid Unwanted Scenarios

Many people believe that the sales agreement you are going to make with the notary public is enough for the acquisition. However, this is just an agreement, and it does not provide any legal rights to you.

There are many considerations that you need to pay attention to while acquiring land or property in Turkey. Thus, working with a professional agency can help you to save time and money in the long run.


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