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As a reputable law firm based in Istanbul, we have a wealth of experience in Landlord-Tenant Law and Leasing Law. In this comprehensive guide, we aim to shed light on the complex legal landscape of these laws in Turkey, offering valuable insights from our “we” perspective. Our goal is to provide potential clients with a detailed understanding of our services and how we can assist them in navigating these legal challenges.

Understanding the Legal Landscape in Istanbul

İstanbul is a bustling metropolis with a dynamic real estate market that offers both lucrative investment opportunities and complex legal challenges. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, understanding the legal landscape is crucial to safeguarding your rights and interests.

The Role of Turkish Code of Obligations

The Turkish Code of Obligations governs property rental law in Turkey. It shapes the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. For example, Article 299 outlines the basic principles and rules of Lease Agreements, while Articles 300-312 address rent payments. Hence, landlords and tenants must be familiar with this code.

Leasing Law in Turkey: The Basics

Leasing in Turkey, like anywhere else, is a legally binding contract between a landlord (property owner) and a tenant (person renting the property). This agreement outlines the conditions of the rental arrangement, including the rights and responsibilities of both parties.

Essentials of a Lease Agreement

A well-structured lease agreement is the foundation of a harmonious landlord-tenant relationship. It should cover key aspects like rental terms, security deposits, maintenance responsibilities, and dispute resolution mechanisms.

Rent Determination and Increase

Rent determination is influenced by various factors, including the location and the condition of the property. The landlord has the right to increase rent, but it should not exceed the average rate in the two-month Consumer Price Index.

Tenant’s Rights and Landlord’s Duties

Tenant’s Rights

The Turkish Code of Obligations contains mandatory provisions safeguarding the rights of tenants. For instance, if the tenant pays rent regularly, the landlord cannot evict them for ten years, regardless of the contract period.

Landlord’s Duties

The landlord’s responsibilities include maintaining the property in good condition, addressing structural issues, making necessary repairs, and informing the tenant about changes in the lease or rental conditions.

Eviction Lawsuits and Procedures

Eviction is an unfortunate event and requires a careful legal process. Our legal team specializes in handling eviction cases, guiding clients through the process while ensuring that all legal procedures are followed meticulously.

Reasons for Eviction

There are specific conditions under which a tenant can be evicted. These include non-payment of rent, refusal to leave the property after lease expiry, violation of lease terms, and violation of rules relating to necessity or rental law.

Eviction Process

The eviction process involves several steps. During a court hearing, both parties present their arguments or evidence. The court, after considering all factors, makes a decision.

Our Expert Services at İstanbul Law Office

At İstanbul Law Office, we offer a wide spectrum of services related to property transactions, lease agreements, tenant eviction cases, and rent increase lawsuits. Our commitment to excellence ensures that your interests are well-protected in every real estate endeavor.

Property Transactions

We facilitate smooth property transactions by meticulously reviewing contracts, performing due diligence, and ensuring transparency.

Lease Agreements

We craft comprehensive lease agreements that clearly outline the rights and responsibilities of both parties, reducing legal vulnerabilities.

Tenant Eviction Cases

Our extensive knowledge and experience in resolving disputes between landlords and tenants ensure fair outcomes in eviction cases.

Rent Increase Lawsuits

We guide landlords through the legal requirements for rent increases, ensuring fair adjustments while upholding legal norms.

Conclusion

Navigating the complexities of legal matters in Turkey can be a daunting task. However, with our team of attorneys at İstanbul Law Office, you can rest assured that your interests will be safeguarded. Our expert advice, representation, and solutions for various legal matters ensure a smooth and stress-free experience for our clients. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, our comprehensive legal services are designed to provide you with the best possible outcomes.

We encourage you to contact us for more information or assistance with your legal needs. With İstanbul Law Office, experience legal harmony in your rental journey.