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Extension on Habitation Certificate Amnesty

7th January 2019

NEWS UPDATE! EXTENSION ON PROPERTY HABITATION CERTIFICATE AMNESTY!

There has been an extension on the property habitation certificate amnesty – you can now apply up until the 15th June 2019 (with 2 weeks after to pay in full).

WHAT EXACTLY IS A HABITATION CERTIFICATE?

A habitation certificate is a document that confirms that a property is suitable for the use of which it was licensed for.  Also, that the property has been constructed in accordance with the local building regulations.

DO I NEED A HABITATION CERTIFICATE?

A property needs to have a habitation certificate showing that it is fit for habitation before it can be occupied or connected officially to the mains electric and water supplies.

It can cause problems when re-selling your property and may make DASK insurance invalid without it.

You may also be fined by the local authorities for using a property without the correct habitation certification in place.

The Turkish government has offered a temporary amnesty on most illegal properties until 15th June 2019.  There are thought to be approximately 13 million properties affected by this issue currently.

Situations that can cause breaches in the regulations can be things like roof conversion, basement storage being turned into a living area, balconies being enclosed or extended.  These can make your property illegal if carried out without correct authorisation.

If your property has been termed illegal it is possible to avail yourself with the temporary amnesty. 

If your property was built before the end of 2017 or any alterations made were carried out before this date, then you may still be eligible, but the application has to be made before the end of June 2019. 

Please note if you or the previous owners had made any changes to your property without permission, you will need a new habitation certificate to cover these.  The amnesty may remove the need to do so.

YellAli can help you with advice on this matter – contact us today.

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