Buying property in Turkey is not as straight forward as one would expect, and that is why we always recommend you to hire a good real estate lawyer that speaks your language.
The costs should always be made clear at the beginning of the purchase, and this includes all taxes that should be paid on the property.
In a straightforward case the following will apply:
Title deeds tax 3 %.
This compulsory earthquake insurance is needed 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.
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