What is a tapu? Turkish Tapu?
A Tapu is title deed which proves you have ownership over the property. It is a legal document that are registered at the local land registry office.
How many types of title deeds in Turkey?
There are two different colours of TAPU’s
Red and Blue TAPU’s.
Red TAPU is for a house or apartment. Red Tapu is called condominium in US. It is for a commonhold. When you buy an apartment or villa in a complex you receive red title deed. There are also two types of Red Tapu.
- Kat irtifakı: This type indicates that you legally own the land and the unfinished building. When the contructors starts a new project on the land, they define the property with the number of unites. If you buy an on going project you are receiving the Kat irtifakı title deed.
- Kat Mülküyeti: This thype of indicates that you are the legal owner of the land and the finished building.
Blue TAPU covers farmland or building land.