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Points to Consider When Buying a Property in Turkey

Property Purchase GuideWhen choosing a home there are many reasons which need to be researched – from the foundation of the building to the location of the project, from its occupation permit to its gross square meter size, and from its social facilities to the company which owns the project. Here are the most important points to consider when buying a property.

Solidity of the foundation and the building are very important

Whether it is for investment purposes or to live in, those choosing a property need to examine the foundation of a project as much as the project itself. You should learn whether the building is sitting on clay, sand or rock ground. You can also look at the soil report if the project is still at the construction stage. This should be followed by the project also being examined with the same scrutiny. The building needs to be constructed in accordance with its technical plans and possess a very good static project. Turkey is an earthquake country. Therefore, the solidity of the foundation and the building being constructed in accordance with the earthquake regulations are of vital importance.

Central location means both convenience and profitability

It is important that the project which is to be chosen is close to transport facilities, as well as the airport, schools or hospitals, according to needs. Life will become easier at projects which are situated at the correct locations, and the value of the project will increase due to its location. If the alternative regions are more than one, the increases in value and rental incomes in those regions should be examined, and it will be more advantageous to buy properties which have been built after the Marmara earthquake, or if possible new ones.

Know the new – gross square meter calculation

One of the most misleading matters when buying a property in Turkey is its square meter sizes. You should definitely learn the net and gross square meter sizes of the apartment. It is necessary to learn which areas have been included in the gross square meter calculation, and compare the gross and net square meter sizes. In some projects, areas which cannot be inhabited, such as the storey gardens, terraces and corridors are also added in. Therefore, you need to know the net square meter size you are buying, which also needs to be written in the title. The distribution of the size among the rooms in properties is another important point which needs to be scrutinized. Irrespective of the number of people who will be living in the property, comfort will be ensured through a correct distribution of the square meter size of the apartment. In some projects, even an area which is smaller than 100 square meters can be a 3 bedroom home. This leaves homeowners with rooms which are small, unable to fit anything in. The construction plan of the property is also very important, as well as its square meter specifications. A badly shaped lounge may not be practical, no matter what size it is.

Examine the property project and the company well

Another important point is the reliability and history of the company which is constructing it. You should select companies which have been around in the sector for many years, and known for keeping their promises. When buying a property in Turkey, attention needs to be paid to the details, alongside the appearances.

Here are the questions which need to be asked to avoid surprises later:

  • Does the property have sound insulation or heat insulation, which is now a requirement?
  • What is the quality of the construction materials used in the project?
  • What are the social facilities of the project?
  • What are the current building contribution dues?