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The Cost of Buying Property in Istanbul Turkey

When buying a property in Turkey you should also include in your budget the extra costs involded . The actual property price will then have the additons of  purchase costs including a lawyer, notary, taxes, and relevant fees. The fees for services provided by  lawyers and translators can vary depending on whom you choose to use. Other official costs are also set in Turkish lira, therefore the amount in your home country currency will change according to exchange rates at that period of purchasing a property in Turkey.

Our  below figures are approximate costs only but in general, you should work on  8.5% to 9% to cover all fees and charges.

buying cost guide in Turkey

Cost of Buying Property in Turkey

Lawyer: Prices will vary depending on whom you choose to use .We can recommend you independent lawyers.Please ask details to our after sales service

Translation services: Some translators provide a set fee particular for property purchases, whilst others can charge per hour . Translators in Turkey have to be officially registered and licensed. Notary offices in each district have a list of licensed translators or , we can recommend one for you.

Our Fee: We are not charging any comission for new properties.However  We are  charging % 3 of the property purchase price only for resale properties.

Transfer Deeds Tax: This is 4.4% . Please note, that the amount to be paid goes on the assessed value, not the actual purchase price. Every council has a list of estimated property values and they will use this to calculate the tax to be paid .

Tapu Registration (Title Deeds):  150USD

Notary Fees: 400USD

DASK Insurance: This is compulsory earthquake insurance in Turkey and is required at the time of signing for your title deeds. The cost depends on the square meterage of your property. DASK for a two-bedroom apartment measuring 70 square metres is roughly 250 lira a year.

Military Checks: An offical application is made to the government to check the property you are purchasing is not within a military zone and that you as a foreigner are within your legal limits of assets you can buy.

An Example

The following is an example of  the one-off costs of buying property in Turkey. The figures given here are representative of a property sale of 100,000USD.  Figures are in USD (USDollar) .

  • Purchase Tax 4,000 (Generally lower – assessed value, not the property purchase value)
  • Buyers Fee 3,000
  • Solicitors Fee 1,000
  • Notary Fee            300
  • Gas & Electricity 200
  • Military Application 400 (soon to be abolished)
  • Total 8,900 USD
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The Cost of Buying Property in Istanbul Turkey
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The Cost of Buying Property in Istanbul Turkey
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When buying a property in Turkey you should also include in your budget the extra costs involded . The actual property price will then have the additons of purchase costs including a lawyer, notary, taxes, and relevant fees.
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