11.What should I be aware of when purchasing land and property in Turkey?

There are many factors to consider and check for when purchasing a property in Turkey. Here are some important issues:
• If the land or property to be purchased has a council tax/real estate tax bill outstanding
• Outstanding utility bills from former ownership should also be checked for
• Tenants and tenancy rental agreements if the property is currently occupied
• All TAPU (title deeds) details should be thoroughly checked
• Building legislation documents relating to the building of the property should be investigated
• Contractors have built the property using appropriate materials obtaining proper building permits
• Whether the property has the necessary permits and permissions for residential or commercial use