Tureng Solicitors is established by Association Agreement (Avukatlik Ortakligi) between British Solicitor & Turkish Avukat (qualified and regulated in both England & Wales and in Turkey to provide Legal Services in both Jurisdictions.
Purchase of Villa & Apartments and Land
Sale of Villa & Apartments and Land
Off Plan Purchase
Rent Reviews –Drafting Rent Memorandums
Business and Partnership Disputes
Construction, Maintenance & Repair Litigation
Compulsory Purchase Orders
Debt Recovery and Collection
Standard debt collection
Commercial and retail debt
Landlord and tenant (rental arrears)
Enforcement of personal guarantees
Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Court Decisions
Enforcement of divorce Final Decree Orders
Enforcement of Contact or Residence orders for children
Drafting Commercial Contracts
Drafting Commercial Contracts
Exclusive Franchise Agreement
Sole Distribution Agreements
Inheritance, Wills & Probate
Enforcement of a Will
Surviving Spouse Rights
Other Statutory Inheritors
Assault – Family Violence
Child Support Enforcement
Spousal Support and Alimony
Spousal Support Modification
Preparation of Powers of Attorney
Drafting of Power of Attorney in both English & Turkish
Obtaining an Apostille certificate from the British Foreign Common Office
OUR SERVICES EXPLAINED
Tureng Solicitors is established by Association Agreement (Avukatlik Ortakligi) between British Solicitor & Turkish Avukat (qualified and regulated in both England & Wales (Solicitors Regulation Authority) and in Turkey (Mugla Barosu) to provide Legal Services in both Jurisdictions.
Conveyancing in Turkey
Our conveyancing solicitors have extensive experience in carrying out property sales and purchases, looking after the best interest of our clients and ensuring that there are no hidden problems down the line.
Conveyancing work must be done by regulated and competent professionals. Failing to carry out the proper steps in time could be a costly mistake and potentially lead to the transaction becoming abortive.
Tureng Solicitors can help you with:
Drafting contracts. At the heart of any property transaction is the contract, which lays out the terms and conditions of the sale, which will be agreed upon by both buyer and seller. An experienced conveyancing solicitor is needed to draft such a contract, as well as checking it thoroughly on the buyer’s side.
Conducting searches and checks. If you’re purchasing a property, you’ll need a solicitor to conduct certain searches and checks on your behalf. These include Local Authority searches, which investigate the property’s boundaries, rights of way, planning constraints or permissions and any disputes. Other searches include Local municipal checks, building control and land charges.
Property surveys. A conveyancer can advise on valuation surveys, home buyers reports and full structural surveys that may need to be carried out on a property you plan to purchase.
Exchanging contracts. When everyone’s happy with the terms of the contract, conveyancing solicitors on both sides will set a date to exchange and agree completion date. If you are not in Turkey on completion date, Tureng Solicitors can complete in your absence and on your behalf.
Handling completion and obtaining Tapu (title deeds). This is one of the most important dates of any property transaction, when the property purchase is completed. Between the date of exchanging contracts and completing (obtaining Tapu), a solicitor can help with any last financial checks and set the date for completion by securing an appointment with the registrar. On this crucial day, your physical presence or the services of a solicitor are essential, as everything needs to happen at exactly the right time.
Ultimately, your conveyancing solicitor acts as your legal representative at all stages of the transaction. Most people underestimate the amount of back and forth involved in buying or selling property, from raising and answering queries to negotiating on important contract terms. Our highly trained solicitor can take this time-consuming work off your hands, helping to move progress along as quickly and efficiently as possible while you focus on other things.
If you have any questions about conveyance process in Turkey, or if you would like a free initial consultation, please contact us by emailing us at email@example.com
Buying property off-plan in Turkey
Buying property off-plan in Turkey was, for a time, something to be very cautious about. You may have heard some of the horror stories in which people paid deposits for off-plan properties only to find that the property was never built, or the developer went into liquidation.
These days buyers of off-plan properties benefit from legal protection, but that does not mean that you can throw caution to the wind. As with any property purchase in Turkey you should instruct Tureng Solicitors, as your independent conveyancer’s to advise and act for you in relation to your transaction.
(a) Buying an off-plan property in Turkey - Stage One
In the first stage you will be shown a show property and given information about the proposed development. The developer’s salesperson will talk you through the timescale of the build and tell you about the fixtures and fittings you can purchase. At this stage you will negotiate the price and it is very likely that you will be asked to make a deposit payment and to sign a lengthy contract. The contract sets out the dates by which payments must be made as well as the predicted date for completion of the build.
It is very important that you do not sign the contract or make any payment until you have consulted us. Our Turkish Solicitors will scrutinise the contract and advise you as to the terms, as well as the penalties if you fail to make a payment.
Only once you are satisfied that you have been comprehensively advised in respect of the terms of the contract should you proceed to sign it and pay the deposit.
(b) Buying an off-plan property in Turkey - Stage Two
Upon signature of the contract you will have paid a small deposit and within the contract you will have agreed to make further payments towards the property. These payments will be significantly larger than the initial deposit.
During this stage arrangements can also be made for the final completion, which will usually be several months in the future. Your Power Of Attorney can be signed and the application for your Turkish Tax Code can be made. This means that when the property is finished and it is time to complete the purchase you will have everything in place to do so.
(c) Buying an off-plan property in Turkey - Stage Three
The final stage is reached when the developer has completed the build and registered the property. You may find that the completion takes slightly longer than you anticipated. Developers of off-plan property in Turkey will usually include a clause within the contract that you sign at the outset in which it is provided that the completion of construction can be extended by up to six months. This is not usually a negotiable term.
Prior to completion you should try to ensure that any snags in the construction are identified and rectified, as well as ensuring that the fixtures and fittings are as agreed and up to standard. It can be very difficult to rectify faults after completion. We can assist you with this step.
It is important to note that within the terms of the contract the developer will reserve the right to mortgage the property. This is common practice used to ensure that the developer has sufficient cash flow to complete the build. We will ensure that everything is in place for any mortgage to be removed from the register in respect of your property so that you take ownership of the property with a clear title.
Once the property has been registered you are able to complete the purchase and a completion meeting will be arranged. You will be obliged to make payment of the balance of the purchase funds at the completion meeting.
Buying an off-plan property in Turkey - Stage Four
The final stage of an off-plan property purchase in Turkey is for the taxes to be paid and for the property to be registered in your name. We can carry out these steps on your behalf.
If you have any questions about buying off plan property, or if you would like a free initial consultation, please contact us by emailing us at
Civil Litigation in Turkey
Civil litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek money damages or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions. We at Tureng Solicitors specialise in civil litigation. Our Solicitors who practice civil litigation in Turkey represent parties in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations before administrative agencies, Turkish courts.
Tureng Solicitors specialise in property litigation in Fethiye, Marmaris and Bodrum. When you are facing a lawsuit or litigation involving property or a real estate project, look for attorneys who have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your goals and fight for your interests in court. We have handled many type of property litigation, including breach of contract, breach of lease, specific performance, ownership disputes, partnership disputes, partition, quiet title, neighbour disputes, commercial landlord/tenant matters, boundary disputes, adverse possession, easement and right of way lawsuits, real estate fraud litigation and other real estate cases.
If you have any questions about litigation, or if you would like a free initial consultation, please contact us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Debt Collection in Turkey
Our specialist Debt Recovery Solicitors has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of all aspects of debt recovery matters. Speed and efficiency are the hallmarks of our streamlined and specialist debt recovery service.
Our service involves providing clients with commercial and solution-focused advice on debt recovery, from issuing demands for payment to obtaining a judgment and to pursuing post-judgment enforcement options. We encourage our clients to approach us early, in any potentially problematic debt recovery process so that we can provide practical solutions to achieve our clients’ objectives. In cases where immediate and urgent action is required, we have experience in taking steps to commence injunctive proceedings to freeze assets.
If you have any questions about debt collection Services, or if you would like a free initial consultation, please contact us by emailing us at email@example.com
Family law n Turkey
We provide experienced, knowledgeable and creative family law representation to clients. Since 2009, our solicitors have been representing families on: divorce, property division, mediation, child custody, domestic violence and support.
Our solicitors are, furthermore, readily available for initial consultations if a conflict situation arises in a marriage or other family matter dispute. We also advise our clients on their rights and possibilities in connection with potential separation or divorce matters as well as assist them in their subsequent enforcement. Where needed, our solicitors will take necessary and swift action to protect the rights of our clients. We will also assist our clients in negotiating and finalizing separation and divorce agreements including the financial aspects of alimony and child support packages.
If you have any questions about Family Law Services, or if you would like a free initial consultation, please contact us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The most compelling reason to make a Turkish will is that it will greatly ease the administration of your estate upon your death, a job that the beneficiaries, perhaps your loved ones, will have to deal with. By making a Turkish will in relation to your Turkish assets, as opposed to any English or other will governing the succession of everything that you own, you will remove any cross-border uncertainty and unnecessary delays.
The process of making a Turkish Will
In order for your Turkish will to be valid it will need to be signed before a Notary. The usual process is for you to sign your will is when you are in Turkey before a Notary. The date on which you made your Turkish will and the Notary before whom you signed it will be recorded at the General Registry of Last Wills in Izmir. The original Will stays at the Notary’s office and you will also receive a copy. Upon your death, your estate or anyone you have mentioned in your Turkish will can obtain a copy of the will, by applying to the corresponding Notary’s office for a certified copy of the original Will or approaching General Registry of Last Wills in Izmir for a certified copy.
What is the danger of not making a Turkish will?
The danger of not making a Turkish will and relying on a will made according to the laws of another jurisdiction, is that the person who is charged with the administration of your Turkish estate will either have to know what he/she is doing in terms of the administration of a cross-border estate, or will have to engage someone who is suitably qualified. Many Turkish lawyers will take on such a matter without having very much experience of that type of work, if any. They will rely on the Turkish Notary to guide them, whereas many Turkish Notaries have little if any experience of cross-border estates. There is a real risk that the administration of your estate will take an inordinate amount of time to deal with and that it will end up being far too complicated.
What about my English will?
It is very important that your Turkish will dovetails with your English or other will, and that you receive advice from a specialist as to making any further wills. So, notwithstanding that the will needs to be signed before a Notary or a Notary Public, it is highly advisable that it be drafted by a specialist in cross border matters.
If you have any questions about whether you need to make a Turkish will, or if you would like a free initial consultation, please contact us by emailing us at email@example.com
Inheritance in Turkey
Article 43 of the Law of International Private Law and Procedure (IPLP) – The Law No. 5718 titled “International Private Law and Procedure” was adopted on 27 November, 2007, and provides that lawsuits of foreigners concerning succession should be resolved by the Court in the last place of domicile of the deceased. However, Article 54/1b provides limitation in regards to immoveable goods. If you are a foreigner and you own immovable goods, which is likely to be property then the succession laws of Turkey apply.
When someone passes away in Turkey, the inheritors need to obtain an inheritance certificate from the court in Turkey which will let them transfer the ownership of the property into their names.
Who will inherit the inheritance depends on different factors. Immovable assets (land and properties) located in Turkey will be subject to Turkish laws. Movable assets (such as bank accounts, personal possessions, stocks and shares etc.) are subject to the laws of the deceased’s nationality. It is important if the deceased has any will.
If there is no will, the inheritance for a property is as follows;
If the deceased had children, the children will be beneficiaries. If the deceased had a husband/wife they will also inherit a set share. If the deceased has no children, the deceased’s parents will inherit. If the deceased had a husband/wife they will also inherit a set share.If the deceased’s parents are not alive, the deceased’s siblings will be beneficiaries. If the deceased had a husband/wife they will also inherit a set share.
If none of the deceased’s next of kin survives, the entire estate goes to the surviving spouse (husband/wife). If the deceased leaves no surviving heirs, the estate becomes the property of the Turkish State.
The last step is to register the property on the name of inheritors. The inheritors or their lawyer will apply at the title deed office with the inheritance certificate and the declaration from the tax office. Then the property will be registered on the names of the inheritors according to their shares written on the inheritance certificate.
If you have assets in more than one country, having individual wills will make it much less complicated for your heirs to deal with the process.
If you have any questions about making inheritance claim, or if you would like a free initial consultation, please contact us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org