What is a TAPU (Title Deed) ?
The TAPU is the legal document which shows you have ownership rights over the property. It contains the owner’s full name and photo, and details on the property. Once the property is sold the Title Deed is transfered from the person’s selling to the new buyerthis concluds the sale
TAPU glossary of terms
- Ana Gayrimenkulun
- Description and location of the property
- Ada No
- Plot number
- Square decimetres
- Borough or district
- Square metres
- Feature (what the land is presently used for)
- Pafta No
- Pafta number
- Parsel No
- Parcel number
- Street, road
- The area of the land (you can measure this by adding the Ha, mÂ² and dmÂ² together)
- Kat mulkiyeti
- Ownership of a ready-made independent property (apartment, house, office etc)
- Kat irtifaki
- Ownership of a property that is not yet ready for use (due to construction work or the fact licences have not yet been granted)
- Devre mulk
- Timed/fractional ownership (when the property is owned for a certain time period annually)
- Bagimsiz Bolum
- Information about the independent unit on the property
- Arsa payi
- Land share (the amount of land that belongs to the property)
- Blm No Independent unit number
- Blok No
- Block number (ie, house number)
- Edinme sebebi
- The name of the buyer and the reason why it is being bought/sold
- Kat No
- Floor number
- The name(s) of the present owner(s). If more than one person owns the property, their shares are to be shown in this part of the document. Shares should be shown as part of the proportion of the land.E.g., If a flat has the ownership of 10/543 of the land on which the property is based, and that property is owned by four people named AB, BC, CD and DE with shares of 10%, 20%, 30% and 40% respectively,
these individuals will be shown on TAPU like this:
AB: ab: 1/543 hisse
BC: bc: 2/543 hisse
CD: cd: 3/543 hisse
DE: de: 4/543 hisse
Hisse means share and ab, cd and de are the names of the individuals fathers.
How can I check the details?
To check whether a property does indeed belong to the owner in question can be certified using the pictures and the names that appear on the TAPU. If the TAPU is a photocopy, ensure it has been notarised by a notary public. This is vital to ensure the TAPU is legitimate. To check the legitimacy of the names on the TAPU, ask to see the sellers ID card and check this against the document.
Check with a civil engineering office to ensure that the coordinates of the property, as listed on the TAPU, are correct.
You can also ask the TAPU official to make an annotation on the document to prohibit any unsolicited ownership transactions. This means the property cannot be sold or transferred to third parties.