Practical information for foreigners buying a property in Turkey

On this page, you can find practical information for foreigners buying a property in Turkey. The rules and legislations regarding buying a home in Turkey are subject to change. We follow the developments regarding the rules for foreigners purchasing real estate in Turkey and keep this section updated with the latest rules and information.

Step by step property buying guide in Turkey
Step by step property buying guide in Turkey
You are interested in buying a property in Turkey and don't know where to start? This article might help you to get an overview of the steps to follow when purchasing a second home in Turkey. 
Do I need home insurance in Turkey
Do I need home insurance in Turkey
Every owner of a Turkish property needs to get the national earthquake insurance, called DASK.  
The DASK will be done before the Tapu transfer to be able to complete the paperwork. 
Rental income declaration in Turkey
Rental income declaration in Turkey
Buying a property in Turkey to generate rental income is a popular business. Many building companies in Istanbul or other cities offer rental guaranteed apartments with home management packages. But can a foreign person rent out a property in Turkey? And how does a foreign citizen pay rental income tax? In this article, we explain how rental income taxation in Turkey works. 
How much does it cost to buy a property in Turkey?
How much does it cost to buy a property in Turkey?
When you buy a home in Turkey, there will be costs to register the property in your name. These costs are divided into variable and fixed costs and are the same for Turkish and foreign citizens. Read here, which fees are associated with the Tapu transfer.