All About new Renting rules 2024 in Turkey

08.06.2024
New rental Rules in Turkey - Basic Apartment

The new regulations address various issues surrounding short-term rentals, including licensing, taxation, and quality standards. As of the new regulations, landlords must obtain a short-term rental license from the relevant authorities.

Additionally, they must meet specific quality standards to ensure the safety and comfort of the tenants.

The regulatory changes also have taxation implications, with landlords now required to report their rental income and pay taxes accordingly. These new regulations are expected to profoundly impact the short-term rental market in Turkey, and both landlords and tenants are advised to familiarize themselves with the updated requirements to avoid any potential legal issues.

Let's delve into the critical aspects of these regulations and what they mean for hosts and travelers alike.

Licensing Requirements for Renting in Turkey

Under the new regulations, Property owners are required to obtain a license from the Ministry of Tourism or the local Governor. All apartment owners should agree to short-term rentals to get a license, and the decision should be written in their books.

how to apply for Licensing application

1) A photocopy of the Republic of Turkey identity card or identity card, if a foreign national, a photocopy of the passport and foreign identification number or tax identification number.

2) Signature declaration if there is no signature copy in the identity document or passport.

3) A notarized copy of the decision taken unanimously by the flat owners of all residential independent sections in the building where the independent section is located, stating that it is deemed appropriate to carry out rental activities for tourism purposes in the residence in question,

4)Management plan annotated in the land registry prepared within the scope of the Condominium Law No. 634 dated 23/6/1965.

5) The applicant accepts and declares that the documents submitted are authentic, reflect the truth, and provide correct information.

If the application is finalized by issuing a permit, the residences will be inspected within thirty days from the date the permit is issued. However, according to the latest regulation, this has been changed to 60 days. The Ministry reviews and finalizes housing application procedures.

Apartment features to be required.

The residences where a permit is applied for are required to have at least one bed, toilet-bathroom, living area, and kitchen arrangement. In addition, the house should also have sketches showing the location of the fire smoke detector, fire extinguisher, and escape stairs.

Administrative sanctions to be applied

Administrative sanctions to be applied in case of detection of unauthorized rental activity are determined below:

  1. A fine of 100.000 Turkish liras for each house rented will be imposed on those who rent houses rented for tourism purposes without a permit and a permit document. Fifteen days are given for it to operate.
  2. Those who continue their rental activities for tourism purposes without obtaining a permit at the end of the fifteen-day period will be fined 500.000 Turkish liras.
  3. A fine of 500.000 Turkish liras for each contract is imposed on those who mediate the rental of residences for tourism purposes without a permit
  4. Those who continue their rental activities for tourism purposes without a permit despite implementing the provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) will be fined 1,000 Turkish liras.

FAQ about renting short-term in Turkey is coming soon

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