By: mytapu webmaster | January 16, 2019

Habitation Certificate Registrations Turkey

Habitation Certificate Registrations


Have you applied for the Iskan Amnesty and received the assurance of a ‘habitation certificate’ with the new ‘Yapi Kagit Belgesi’ ?


Perhaps you may like to register it on your tapu, and thus finally eliminate all questions about your tapu status, now and for the future?


Brief Clarification of Issues Related to 'Habitation Certificate Registration on a Tapu:

Costs, Actions, Budgeting:

As mentioned, registering the ‘habitation certificate’ onto the Tapu is something that can be done while the owner is not in Turkey. There are minor additional costs, primarily associated with the authorisations needed from the owner delegated to the representative dealing with the matter on the owner’s behalf.


By: mytapu webmaster | January 10, 2019

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By: mytapu webmaster | September 27, 2018

23/08/2018 - Summary of Information about the ‘Iskan Amnesty’…

  • Eligible properties are those constructed prior to 31 / 10 / 2017.
  • Application deadline 31 / 12 / 2018
  • Fees payable by 31 / 12 / 2018...
  • Online applications accepted at e-Government, e-devlet login registration available at PTT
  • Forms & Fee pricing available from municipality.
  • New amnesty Permit: Yapı Kayıt Belgesi (Building Registration Certificate).
  • Existing Permit: Yapi Kulanma Izin Belgezi (Building Utilisation Permit Certificate) most commonly referred to in Turkish as an ‘ISKAN’ and in English, ‘HABITATION CERTIFICATE’.
  • ‘Catch-All’ applicable for illegal builds, depots (bodrum), swimming pools, un-approved extensions and modifications, etc
  • Owners assume liablility for ...

By: mytapu webmaster | February 28, 2018

Are the authories in Turkey introducing new measures to enforce the use of Habitation Certificates (Iskan / Building Utilisation Permit) ?

From our clients has learned that fines are now being levied by the local fiscal authorities upon owners of properties without an Iskan (Habitation Certificate).

How are the properties detected? When does this occur? How much are the fines?

This is quite likely the result of an introduction of new and tighter enforcement measures- and this does not need confirmation from official sources, as such enforcement measures have long been promised - but are these measures being applied in all locations uniformly and immediately, or gradually with local variations?

If you have been notified of receiving...

By: mytapu webmaster | November 29, 2017

What does my Tapu say? What is a Tapu?

A Tapu for Turkish property is often referred to in English as a title deed, but it is not a deed. The term ‘deed’ has a specific legal meaning in English, and the legal meaning of the term ‘deed’ does not apply to a Turkish Tapu.


A Tapu is a certificate from a Turkish Land Registry providing a record of all ownership and cadastral information held on file for a property at that Land Registry. Yes a recently issued Tapu certificate does provide evidence of ownership on the date upon which it was issued, but only an inspection of the Land Registry files can be used as evidence of the current ownership. This is because in modern times there are no title deeds issued to secure ownership in real est...

By: mytapu webmaster | November 23, 2017

Is my property kat irtifaki of kat mulkiyeti? What does my tapu say? This is a question often asked by foreign property owners in Turkey. Why? The reason is because a kat mulkiyeti tapu shows a property has received a Building Utilisation Permit and is thus licensed for use as a residential dwelling. And the term ‘Habitation Certificate’ pertains specifically to this aspect of the tapu. For a property to pass from a kat irtifaki state, to become kat mulkiyeti, the Building Utilisation Permit license is required the -  Kat Mulkiyeti izin Belgesi, or ‘iskan’, for short. This is what is often referred to as the ‘habitation certificate’.


Technically speaking, when a developer receives construction permits, a land parcel has been ...

By: mytapu webmaster | November 19, 2017

Is my property legal? Do I have a habitation certificate? What is a habitation certificate?

These questions are frequently asked by foreign property owners in Turkey. And with some trepidation, fearing the answer will be for the worst.


To begin with, let’s clear up some common misconceptions….


First, to be perfectly correct, technically speaking, there is no such thing as a ‘habitation certificate’. The reason this term is so widely used is because in the early days of doing business for foreign property buyers in Turkey, someone adopted this term instead of the correct terminology- which is  ‘Building Utilisation Permit’, referring to the Turkish Yapi Kullanma Izin Belgesi. If the Building Utilisation Permit authoris...


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