Tapu | Title Deed
A Title deed in Turkey is called a Tapu, and much like other countries, it is an official and legal document to prove ownership rights of a property. Title deeds in Turkey are supplied, registered and archived by the Tapu and Cadastro General Directorate. Each deed includes information such as the owner's name, photograph and property details.
To be legal, a title deed in Turkey must be sealed with a stamp in the bottom, the center of the document. Photos, although not compulsory feature in the top right-hand side.
Note: More than one person can own the same property. In this case, the respective shares are to be shown in the tapu.
When you buy a property in Turkey with Antalya Homes, we help you to obtain your title deeds quickly and smoothly.
Tapu Meanings Translated into English
İli – City
İlçesi – Town
Mahallesi – District
Köyü – Village
Sokağı – Street
Mevkii – Area
Pafta No - Sheet number
Ada No - Plot / block number
Parsel No - Parcel number
Niteliği - Whether it is a building, vacant or cultivated land
Yüzölçümü - Area/size of the land
KAT MÜLKIYETİ - Ownership of the property which is ready for human habitation
KAT İRTİFAKI - Ownership of the property which is not ready for use yet, because of on-going construction work or because the municipality has not issued a habitation certificate
DEVRE MÜLK - Fractional/timeshare ownership that is owned for a certain period of a year
Bağımsız Bölüm - Information about the independent unit such as a flat, house, etc
Satış Bedeli - Purchase price of the property
Arsa Payı - Land share (what proportion of the land belongs to the independent unit.)
Blok No - Block number
Kat No - Floor number
Bağımsız Blm No - Independent unit Number
Edinme Sebebi – Reason for purchase and from who to whom the property has been sold
Sahibi - Name(s) of the current owner(s). More than one owner can appear on title deeds in Turkey