Finding the ideal apartment for you or your family is difficult, even in one’s own nation. There are just too many considerations to make, including the cost, the neighborhood, the size or number of rooms, the neighbors, etc. You might start to feel the beginnings of a panic attack as soon as you add the language barrier, a foreign real estate market, and bureaucracy to the mix.
Fear need not, however, be a feeling you experience when looking for a property to rent in Turkey. It’s not as difficult as you may imagine, so long as you are aware of these few things and have a companion or guide at your side.
Here are a few things that you need to know
Things you should know before renting in Turkey
-Make sure the apartment/flat/house you are renting has a landline and cellular phone as well as internet reception before you sign a lease because if it doesn’t, you risk going months without these services.
-Ask whether there is a water tank or generator for mainline cuts, and ask about mold as well.
-In Turkey, landlords and real estate firms typically enter into one-year lease agreements with their tenants. Contracts are automatically extended for another year once your time is up, provided that the other party hasn’t stated differently one month before to the contract’s expiry.
-According to Turkey’s Consumer Price Index, you can anticipate an annual increase in your rental price of between 10 and 12 percent.
-Make sure everything is written out in your contract by thoroughly reading it.
Things to consider before signing a rental agreement for a home in Turkey
The following clauses in the rental agreement should be double-checked before renting a home in Turkey:
-Prior to signing the lease, it must be validated that the person signing as the lessee is actually the property’s owner. If it is not the owner of the property, it must be someone to whom it has been entrusted through a legitimate legal agency with provisions allowing the agent to lease the property.
-By closely comparing the property information mentioned in the lease agreement with the information mentioned on the typewriter for the property, that is, to ensure that the area, neighborhood, street, building number, floor, and apartment number in both sections are accurate, it will be possible to determine whether the property listed in the lease is in accordance with the property that the tenant consulted before deciding to rent.
-Complete understanding of the fundamental and supplemental technical requirements of the rental property, including the type of heating used in construction and others, as well as taking note of the supplemental costs of the property and construction.
-Verifying the information recorded on the gas, electric, and water meters and including it in the lease contract. Checking the functionality of any equipment connected to these networks and including the status of each item in the lease contract. Agreeing to fix any issues that may arise.
-Accurate recording of the furniture contents of the home in the case of a rented home, as well as an exact description of the internal and external conditions of the leased property.
-Figuring out how much the home’s rental insurance will cost, putting it in the contract, and filing it through a bank account to acquire proof verifying the insurance was paid legally.
Information that you should review well before signing the rental contract
-The tenant’s and lessor’s identities, together with contact details.
-In the event that the landlord is the property owner’s legal agent, agency information is provided.
-The property’s precise address in all its details.
-The negotiated sum represents the property’s monthly rent.
-Information about the state of the property’s equipment.
-The identification information and signatures of the witnesses to the lease.
-Each page of the lease agreement must bear the signatures of both the landlord and the renter.
-Information about the bank account number and the manner of payment for the rental.
-The deposit amount and the circumstances in which it shouldn’t be repaid.
Rental Terms Must be Clear For You
The terms of the rental agreement for a home in Turkey or other property should be very specifically stated and noted in the rental agreement, such as:
-Calculate the monthly rent for the property.
-The day of each month’s rent payment should be known.
-A bank account where the rent will be transferred.
-Establish the intervals at which the rent amount will be raised.
-As well as detailing the conditions of the lease, the furnishings, and any other items the tenant has given to the landlord.
-The use that will be made of the leased property
-Who is the owner of the usufruct of the property; for instance, the renter may rent the property out or grant other parties a temporary usufruct.
-Find out how much insurance is needed, how it is maintained, and under what circumstances the landlord is permitted to dispose of the deposit.
-The potential of enabling the renter to make changes to the home as well as the state in which the property must be returned to its owner must be determined.