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The number 1 rule to buying a property in Turkey is to make sure you have a lawyer. You
wouldn’t buy a property in the UK without a solicitor would you? Within this area we have a
selection of articles that relate to the legal facets of property in Turkey.
 

Using a notary or solicitor

When buying a property in Turkey, it is important to take out legal representation, whether in the form of a solicitor or a local notary. While notaries are typically hired by local Turks,  we advise paying a little extra and using either an English-speaking solicitor or UK-based law firm that specialises in Turkish conveyancing. In Turkey it is not the notary, but an official from the Property Registry Department that enters the new deeds to the land registry office. It  More...


Buying land to build on in Turkey

Buying property in Turkey has in recent years become very popular with Britons and other foreign investors. Great value for money, along with recent growth in its economy, have made Turkey a haven for property investors as well as those looking for a new home or second home outside of the UK. Turkey has a reciprocal agreement with the UK, which allows citizens from each country to buy property freely in the other. One peculiarity of the property market in Turkey is the fact  More...


Lessons to be learned: a buying story from Turkey

Turkey is a popular destination for Brits moving abroad; it is warm, very affordable, culturally rich and has friendly beach resorts. The country’s tourism sector is booming, so making it the ideal place for investors and those looking to migrate. Teresa Hardy and husband Jerry had enjoyed many fantastic trips to Turkey; holidays and visits to see friends who live there. When their children left home they decided it was the perfect opportunity to downsize their house  More...


How to find a good solicitor in Turkey

Turkey is a beautiful country, rich in culture and diversity, and it is easy to see why people fall in love with it and choose to move there. For some, Turkey is the ideal place to live; it has the good weather, the lifestyle and the tourist attractions. It also has plenty of property on offer to foreigners at prices which are hard to resist when you consider exactly what you get for your money compares to if you were buying in the UK. Turkey, like many countries, relies on a  More...


What to look out for in your Turkish contract

Turkey is becoming more and more popular with people looking for a complete move abroad, or just a holiday home. There are some important things to remember however, as buying property in Turkey can be a very different process than found in the UK. Here are some general rules of thumb to go by… 1) Understand every word: The language barrier is going to be the obvious first problem to overcome. Enlist the services of a translator who speaks good English. They can  More...


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