TAPU, the Title Deed, is the legal document establishing the absolute ownership right to the acquired property in Turkey.
After the conclusion of the purchase-sale contract and the performance of all procedures required to start the processing of the real estate, the agency, under a power of attorney from the client submits his/her documents to the office of property registration Tapu and Cadastre ( https://www.tkgm.gov.tr/tr ) of the city and the district where the property was acquired.
In Turkey, the only official state body performing and controlling the processing of paperwork for purchasing real estate is the Office of Cadastre and Tapu. This organization is the state guarantor of the legality and transparency of a transaction.
When getting positive responses from the relevant inspection bodies for foreign citizens, the Buyer receives the official document Tapu, confirming that the Title transfer from the seller to the new owner has been performed.
Registering and obtaining the Tapu, Title Deed, for a foreign citizen takes 1-3 days. The general rule of purchasing is that the full purchase price must have been paid by the time the buyer receives the Tapu, Title Deed. One or more individuals or legal entities may be real estate owners.