The owner of the apartment can conclude a sale and purchase transaction both personally and through his representative (proxy), authorizing him in writing with a notarized power of attorney to sell the apartment.
The power of attorney is drawn up in one copy. The person who issues it is called the principal, and the person who receives the authority over it is the representative or attorney. A power of attorney with the maximum set of powers is called general. Buying, selling or renting real estate can also be carried out using this document, called a power of attorney, which allows you to perform many official transactions. However, the same person cannot be a representative of both parties. To obtain a power of attorney, you must also appear at a notary. This process will take about 2 hours and you will be accompanied by one of our staff.
What documents are required for a power of attorney?
The power of attorney must be issued by a notary. The documents that must be provided to a notary to draw up a power of attorney are as follows:
Identity card or passport with the identification number of the principal and surety.
2 passport-size photographs taken in the last 6 months
In legal entities:
A signed document containing instructions from an authorized person
In cases where the power of attorney is to be used abroad, the power of attorney must be translated into the language of the respective country by a sworn translator.
What should be considered when issuing an attorney?
Despite the fact that the power of attorney is issued by a notary, its scope must be indicated using clear terms such as "real estate sale" or "real estate lease". If the power of attorney does not clearly indicate for which transaction, the Land Cadastre and Cadastre Department does not take any action. It is also helpful to define the boundaries of the power of attorney. For example, in a power of attorney, you can specify the name, plot, or open address of the property to which the title deed will be transferred.
We do not recommend giving a power of attorney if you do not know the scope of the attorney real estate agent or lawyer. Before giving a "power of attorney" to real estate agents or lawyers, be sure of their professionalism.
Do not make a general power of attorney, but limit the scope of authority of the authorized person. Do not give everyone your power of attorney and all your rights. The person you give power of attorney to can be angry and hurt you.
Issue a power of attorney for a lawyer; Your lawyer can act on your behalf. The title page will have a name and picture.
The notary has a sworn translator. These translators are professionals in their field, provided by a notary, you can trust them. The price of a translator will be from 260 liras. You cannot bring your friend, a translator.
The power of attorney does not have a specific period of validity, unless the period is specified in the power of attorney. A power of attorney that is still being authorized can be reused for another transaction within the specified authorization limits. Indicate the validity period of the power of attorney, for example, “the power of attorney is valid for 3 months” - there may be a time limit. If the termination period is not specified, the cancellation of the power of attorney can be carried out by contacting the land registry or a notary to terminate the power of attorney.
How much does a power of attorney cost?
The cost of a notarized power of attorney depends on the volume of the power of attorney issued and the year of issue. Up-to-date information on prices can be obtained from the notary with whom the transaction will be made.
Q: What is a power of attorney?
A: POA is a legal document that allows a person (the proxy) to act on behalf of another person (attorney) under notarial witness. The proxy has the legal authority to sign on behalf of the attorney for decisions regarding the attorney’s property, finances or medical care.
Q: What are the required documents to issue a power of attorney?
A: When giving POA in Turkey, you will be asked for your original passport and the translation of it, your tax number and two passport pictures (for some transactions only).
Q: How can I give a power of attorney in Turkey?
A: When you go to a notary office with the required documents, officers prepare the POA for you. A certified interpreter of the notary office will translate the information on the POA papers. After the signatures, you will pay the fees and get your receipts.
Q: Why do I need an interpreter to issue a power of attorney in Turkey?
A: All documents of notary office transactions are in Turkish language and it is an obligation to have a certified interpreter to translate the information on the papers before the signatures.
Q: What is the cost of giving a power of attorney?
A: The cost of giving a POA depends on what is written on the POA papers. Notary offices have certain prices for word character numbers, the price is calculated after the POA is written. You can check our up-to-date expenses page.
Q: Can I give a power of attorney if I am not in Turkey?
A: Yes. There are two ways of giving a POA from abroad. These are;
• After you make an appointment, you can go to the Turkish Consulate in your country and give a POA. Then you post it to your proxy in Turkey.
• This second option works only for the countries that have an apostille agreement with Turkey. You can go to a notary office in your country to issue a POA. Then you take your POA to a competent authority (district governorate, municipality etc.) to make apostille. Afterwards, you post the documents to Turkey. The documents are taken to a notary office in Turkey for notarized translations. The critical point is some POA's are valid only with photos. Please ask your local notary to add your picture on this POA as demanded.
Q: Whom can I give a power of attorney to in Turkey?
A: You can give a POA to any person over the age of 18 in Turkey.
Q: Can the children under the age of 18 give a power of attorney in Turkey?
A: Children under the age of 18 can give a POA only when their parents sign.
Q: When is it compulsory to have a picture for the power of attorney?
A: For POAs which gives "selling power" must have attorney's picture. It is not required for other types of the POA.
Q: Can I give a power of attorney to someone to withdraw money from my bank account?
A: Yes. Bank transactions can be done with POA in Turkey.
Q: A tax number is required to issue a power of attorney. How does this work if I give a power of attorney when I am abroad?
A: Your passport number is used in place of your tax number when giving a POA from abroad. In such cases, you should include the power to get a tax number in the POA, in this way your proxy can get your tax number on your behalf.
Q: How many attorneys can give power of attorney to one proxy?
A: There is no limit for the number of people that can give POA to the same person.
Q: What kind of transactions and services can be carried out with a power of attorney?
A: Any and every kind of leal transaction can be carried out with a POA. However, you should know about the following exceptions:
* If you want your legal documents to be delivered to or received from the courts, your proxy must be a lawyer.
* If you want to get any transaction done in the immigration office, your proxy must be a lawyer.