Transferring Title Deeds.

Byblish Office offers a service that proves that you are the rightful owner of the property. The transfer process is carried out through a title deed (Tapu in Turkish). Once you have signed all the sales and transfer documents, all the necessary documents are forwarded to the Title Deeds Registry Office by Byblish Office’s expert Guides. Unless you appoint a Power of Attorney, you will need to be present for title deed transfer personally. Both the seller and buyer (or person acting as your proxy) meet at the Title Deeds Office at the appointed time. And title deed transfer takes place in the presence of a sworn translator.

The process of title deed transfer is as follows;

– All the documents needed for registering the property transfer are prepared.
– After the documents are prepared, all the necessary information is forwarded to the Title Deeds Registry Office.
– On the day of transfer, the buyer pays all the amount and the office gets the ownership of the property.
Foreigners usually complete the process of title deed transfer in roughly 3 to 5 days, because of money transfers from foreign accounts.

After signing title deeds, we help you to transfer subscriptions like water, gas, and electricity from the previous owner in your name. This is done very easily, safely, and quickly.

Tapu | Title Deed

The title deed in Turkey is called “Tapu”. It is an official and legal document to prove ownership rights of a property. It registers the location, owner, type, size information of the property.

The authority of the title deed registry and archive is the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre (Tapu ve Kadastro Genel Müdürlüğü – TKGM). There are title deed offices of TKGM in every city in Turkey. TKGM is a heritage institution of the Ottoman Empire to the young Turkish Republic as one of the oldest corporate is established in 1847 as Defterhane-i Amire.

All properties are freehold in Turkey. Once you own a property in Turkey, you have full ownership rights on it and your family has the right of inheritance (succession) after your death.

There are 3 commonly used types of title deeds in Turkey. The title deed process depends on the current stage of the property. These title deeds are;

Easement Title Deed

This type of title deed is made with the owner and building constructor. They register each section of the property separately, in the sense that a suitable project is planned for construction on a designated piece of land, then the approval of the construction is taken.

Floor Easement (Kat İrtifakı) Title Deed

This is the title deed dividing the project is divided into separate sections. After 70% of the construction is complete, the land registry office briefly proofs that the entire building has been constructed in accordance with the Building Code. The building contractors usually present the properties of the building to be sold to the buyer through this register, in a form in which the features are accurately indicated with details, and after the construction is completed, the contractor applies for full ownership for each title deed.

Ownership (Kat Mülkiyeti) Title Deed

After the construction is complete, this title deed registers the ownership and designates independent sections. Landlords receive it after obtaining housing approval from the municipality, to comply with the project to the Turkish standards and criteria for housing and residence, where the owners have no legal problem furthermore.

How Does Title Deed Conveyance Process Work in Turkey?
Title deed conveyance occurs at title deed offices regarding the seller’s application. Applications are accepted on weekdays until noontime. Buyers do not have to be present at the title deed office during the application.

Required documents for title deed conveyance are as follows:

• The translation and the original buyer’s passport,
• Buyer’s tax number,
• Statement of identity information form,
• Appraisal report,
• Current title deed,
• Seller’s ID

Seller takes the required documents to the title deed office while going for title deed conveyance application. Within the time frame between the application and the final signatures, title deed expenses must be paid. Expenses include title deed conveyance tax, stamp taxes, and circulating capital.

After preparing title deed conveyance documents, the title deed office invites both parties for final signatures by sending an SMS that clarifies the date and time of the appointment. The appointment date depends on the work volume at the title deed office, mostly the same day in the afternoon, within two days at the latest. If any of the parties is a foreigner, a sworn interpreter must be present at the title deed office to explain the terms of the conveyance to the party since the papers are prepared only in the Turkish language. After the seller and buyer sign the title deed conveyance agreement, the title deed is printed by the officers and given to the buyer.

Byblish Office follows the title deed process for its customers as part of free after-sale services from preparing the necessary documents to the final signatures.

Frequently Asked Questions

The construction companies that we work to set the prices of new homes, so we do not charge a commission on this type of real estate purchase. We charge a 0% commission on resale properties. Purchase Expenses page contains information about other expenses associated with the property buying process in Turkey.

For resale properties, the buyer and seller agree on the handover date. It usually coincides with the full payment and signing of the title deed. If you buy a brand-new apartment from a construction company, in most cases, the developers let buyers move in when 70% of the price has been paid.

We will also help you to get electricity and water registered, and at this point, advises you on the easiest and best ways to pay household bills.

If you purchase a property, the seller provides you with the property documents. Preparing the mandatory appraisal report takes generally 2 days. Meantime, if the buyer is a foreigner, the buyer’s document translations are prepared. After preparing all documents in two days’ time, the seller should apply for title deed conveyance at Land Registry and Cadastre Office. Generally, the title deed office will invite buying and selling parties for final signatures in the afternoon.

Money first! The final question before the signatures, the title deed clerk asks the seller “Have you received your full payment for the property?”. The answer should be “Yes!”. Receiving the full payment and then title deed conveyance is the correct order and the customs in Turkey.

Required documents for the title deed conveyance application are as follows:
• The translation and the original buyer’s passport,
• Buyer’s tax number,
• Statement of identity information form,
• Appraisal report,
• Current title deed,
• Seller’s ID

Title deed conveyance costs are;
• Buyer pays 2%, the seller pays 2% as conveyance tax according to the law. If you do not negotiate before purchasing the property, it is expected that the buyer pays all conveyance tax as Turkish customs.
• Appraisal Report Fee
• Title deed office circulating capital

You can visit or call Byblish Office detailed information.

Title deed escrow is a way of online safe payment for property purchase, where the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre stands between buyer and seller. Money is paid to the title deed office bank account (Takasbank) and after the registration, the title deed office transfer the money to the seller within seconds.