TAPU is a document that regulates and verifies property ownership in Turkey. It is the only timeless and indisputable proof of this right. All records and changes in the TAPU are in the unified archives of the cadastral system.
TAPU is a paper with a photo of the owner and several points characterizing the property.
The colour of the document may also vary. Blue colour indicates land titles and shared ownership, and red - both residential and commercial properties (an apartment, a house or their shares).
Registration of property in Turkey begins with an appointment at the cadastral office. Before that, it is necessary to collect documents required to obtain a TAPU:
If you purchase the property through an intermediary, you have to provide a power of attorney. You can receive TAPU after either paying the whole amount out of your pocket or taking a loan.
Also, the military committee checks every property to make sure it does not fall under military or state protection, and its position is not strategically important. If non-nationals have already purchased a property in the building, there is no need for confirmation from the military department.
It is easy to register TAPU if you purchase real estate through an experienced agency.
Real estate agencies help at all stages - from selection to direct receipt of TAPU.