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Turkish Property Title Deeds | Tapu

There is one system of legal claim procedure implemented in respect of property ownership in Turkey; this system is administered by the Title Deed Directorate.

This is a Public Office that carries out all procedures relating to title deed issue and guarantees that these procedures are implemented with integrity and in accordance with the state law. Each and every purchase is assigned a uınique registration number that will appear alongside the appropriate Title Deed registration. The documents will be held in the Real Estate Registrar's Office and copied to the Title Deed Directorate archives.

For the defined property, the ‘Title Deed' (TAPU) is the only document that proves capital ownership. The owner of the property can be one or more individuals or legal entities (e.g. companies).

Turkish public notaries are not entitled to carry out the purchase and sales of property and their registration records. The public notary can only certify a transfer (sales) contract that includes the determined prices and payment conditions of a property. 
 
1 Address of property

2 Photo of the owner with the seal

3 Plot, parcel and pafta number

4 Size of property

5 Price of property

6 Method of purchase

7 Name of the owner

8 Issue date and numbers

9 Seel and signature of the Title Deed Office