What should be considered when buying a house in Antalya/Turkey?

1 -) Pay attention to whether the House is licensed!

Getting a license in houses under construction requires long processes.Unfortunately, the number of contractors who abuse this situation is very large. On the face of it, they are actually applying for a license for construction that does not meet the requirements of the license.Home sales are being made without a license, saying that the application for a license is already taking a long time.In this case, a house whose construction will never end is sold and causes years to be wasted.

In fact, the Consumer Protection Act prohibits the sale of unlicensed buildings. Despite this, some sellers still go on the path of selling unlicensed homes.Even if the official sale is not made, the sale protocol is signed and at least the deposit is taken. After the Deposit, who knows when the building will be finished.You may have to wait many years for construction to finish. It’s best to stay away from unlicensed homes.

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2-)Pay attention to the net and gross square meter separation!

Buying a house through a model can often reveal situations that do not match the reality. One of them is the separation of net and gross square meters. A clear square meter consists of areas where carpets can be laid and swept.Gross square meter refers to the area covered by the building along with its walls, unusable areas.

Home sellers often specify the gross square meter amount. But although the gross square meter is high, it is possible that a large part of it consists of unusable areas. Even so much so that 150 square meters of gross house, net 100 square meters are often encountered situations.

Some firms determine the net and gross square meter separation according to their own criteria. For example, in those who include the kitchen counter in the net square meter account, there are in those who do not. For this reason, instead of choosing the house  from the model, it is useful to go and see it in person. Even if you need to determine the price, take the meter in your hand and measure it yourself!

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3-)Don’t pay by hand!

Home sellers can sometimes be malicious. For example, you will pay the seller 100 thousand euro for a house that you have agreed to. But the seller tells you that he doesn’t use a bank account, it would be better if you paid by hand. You go to the bank together, pull the money out and deliver it to the dealer. But a month later, the man comes and says to you, ‘make your  100 thousand euro payment, which is a house fee!’ you paid but the seller wants you to pay again. He denies it when you say you paid. Are getting entangled in this state. Then the process of litigation, complaints, applications until the job is already too late. Not to mention lost time, effort and motivation!

For payments that you will make through the bank, be sure to include details in the comments section. Adding Which house to buy, the seller’s identification number will make your job extremely easy in possible disputes.

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4-)Check the floor easement(kat irtifakı) and residence permit(iskan) status of the House!

Today,especially in densely populated provinces such as Istanbul and Antalya, there are almost no detached houses. Sales are mostly in the form of sales of apartments located in multi-storey buildings.

The most important thing to consider when buying an apartment is the floor easement!

When buying a house whose floor easement has not been determined and is under construction, they sell you a share of the construction, not a specific apartment.This share, on the other hand, shows itself as a apartment.In this case, you may have to get an apartment or money back that you don’t want.Of course, these situations will be the case if there is a well-meaning contractor. You also in risk being scammed.We recommend that you examine the floor easement with a lawyer.

If the building is completed, what you need to check is floor ownership. Thanks to the condominium(kat mülkiyeti), each apartment now has its own title page, and when selling these apartments, information about all matters can be obtained by looking at the title record.

A residence permit(iskan) is a permit indicating whether a building is suitable for use as a residence. A settlement permit is granted only if it is built in accordance with the projects.Therefore, the determination of different buildings in the project,which are different after being done, can be done by checking the settlement permit.Since the settlement permit is granted by the municipality, it is possible to find out from the municipality whether there is a settlement permit.

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5-) If the house you are going to buy is a family residence, pay attention to whether the spouses have consent!

In some homes purchased, the family may be sitting. For example, a husband in a marital union may want to sell a house that is used as a family residence. In this case, he must obtain the consent of the spouse. If the seller’s spouse does not have the consent, this sale will be invalid. Of course, the spouse’s consent is only valid for family housing. Family residence, on the other hand, refers to the house, which is the main living space of the family. Therefore, the consent of the spouses is not sought in the houses taken for investment purposes. In order not to face big problems later, check whether the spouse has consent for the sale of the house, which is a family residence.

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6-) Make sure that the sale value of the house is displayed correctly in the land registry office!

20 per thousand tax is charged for real estate transferred in the deed. In other words, the tax received is determined according to what the value of the real estate is. For this reason, in order to reduce the amount of tax, the seller may show a low sale price in the deed. You don’t let that happen! Both this behavior will be immoral, and if it is detected, you will face monetary criminal sanctions. The revenue administration has managed to avoid this situation with its audits in recent years.

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7-) Investigate whether the building is earthquake resistant!

The problem of building being earthquake resistant is especially important in places with high earthquake risk, such as Turkey. We have all heard the concise Word  “he died not from an earthquake, but from a building”

Therefore, it is very important for you and your family’s life to check whether the house you will buy is earthquake-resistant. For this reason, you can relax by checking the risk of the house you will buy.

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😎 The location of the building should be extremely important!

The location of the building is one of the most important situations for you. Don’t go to buildings far from central locations in case it’s cheap. Because the economy is turning around in the city center, you or someone from your family will have to go to the city center. You don’t want to risk the loss of distance and time between them.

However, you should check the  closeness of the house to public use buildings such as hospitals, schools. The distance of the house to the bazaar or shopping areas will also be burdensome for you. If you also want a quiet life, you can also check if there is an entertainment center in the area.

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9-) Attention should be paid to whether the location in the documents matches the actual location!

A house in a different location than the locations in the documents may be sold to you. If you don’t pay attention to the documents, the seller can take you to a beautiful house and push you to sell a different house. If you sign and realize that the house you want to buy is different from the house you bought, you will be on a difficult path to return to. Therefore, you should carefully check the qualifications shown in the documents and whether the reality of the House matches.

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10-) Municipal records of the House must be checked!

It can be revealed in municipal records that a demolition decision was made on the House. The decision to demolish is made for several reasons. Demolition decisions are usually made for illegal structures. Malicious sellers may want to sell a house that has decided to demolish, thinking that it is a profit, wherever we return from the loss. If the house price is low compared to others or there is a different situation that makes you suspicious, you should go to the municipality and do research on the house. In such cases, fraudsters usually say that they will move out of town, so they must sell the house as soon as possible. Don’t be fooled by the sweet tongue!

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11-) Note that sales that are not made in the land registry are invalid!

In fact, everyone knows that sales that are not made in the deed are invalid. But we still see it as a reminder. Because in sales that are low in value, bought for demolition or subject to a small structure, buyers can avoid going to the deed in order to speed things up. It is important to note that the sale contract must be made in the deed, regardless of the nature and size of the real estate. Otherwise, the contracts will be invalid.

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12-) Don’t pay up until you sign the sales protocol!

Some homes may come to you as an unmissable opportunity. Generally, buyers make an intense effort not to miss out on homes at lower prices than equivalent homes. The most important of these efforts is to establish a sales protocol as soon as possible. The purpose of the sales protocol is to prevent the housing from being sold to others. The sales protocol is signed if the conditions for the actual sale have not yet been established. For example, if the buyer does not have enough money, the sales protocol is signed. In the sales protocol, a down payment fee is usually set. This deposit is given by the buyer to the seller in advance of a certain price of the building. But in some cases, it happens that buyers pay off without signing any protocol. Again, it becomes very difficult to prove the money you gave, and it becomes very difficult to get back what you paid.

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13-) Work with a lawyer who specializes in real estate law!

As you can see from the list, the number of things to pay attention to is quite large and complex. And it’s clear how much work and effort people have to spend on buying a house. Therefore, it would be best to work with a lawyer who specializes in real estate law in order not to waste your labor.

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