Articles on Airbnb were adopted in the Turkish Parliament

This law does not apply for a rental period of more than 100 days

Articles on Airbnb were adopted in the Turkish Parliament

The first 16 articles, which make up the first part of the bill on renting houses for tourist purposes and amendments to some laws, were adopted at the General Assembly of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

In short, the following norms have been adopted:

Short—term rental is less than 100 days. The logic is that tourists coming to Turkey cannot stay in Turkey for more than 90 days in a row.

To rent an apartment, you need to get a license from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and post a sign at the entrance to the building stating that housing is rented here.

The Ministry will be authorized to issue licenses. Fees for registration of documents and plates have not yet been determined, but the ministry will also do this.

The application for a license must be accompanied by the consent of all owners of apartments in the building where the apartment is for rent.

The idea is not that the owner gets a license for an apartment. A license is obtained for the entire building. And to get a license, you need to hold a meeting where they will unanimously decide that the building is suitable for renting.

So far, the system has not been run-in, but it seems a natural way out that developers will already receive the consent of the owners at the time of sale so that the apartments in the building are rented out for short-term rent. The signature of the lease consent document will be part of the transaction.

If the same owner rents out more than five apartments in the same building, then he must register his company.

The obligation to obtain a permit lies with the landlord. But if the rental is not rented by the landlord himself, then it can be rented through certified travel agencies of category A.

If the owner dies, the license will become invalid if the heirs do not submit an application within 90 days from the date of death. The license is also cancelled if the owner – a legal entity ceases to exist. However, the rights of tenants will be respected until the end of the contract.

Sublease is prohibited: the tenant cannot rent the housing rented from the owner to third parties on his own behalf and at his own expense. The exception is when legal entities rent premises to staff.

Administrative sanctions are also imposed on persons engaged in unauthorized rental activities and permit holders.

Accordingly, those who rent houses for tourist purposes without permission will be subject to an administrative fine of 100 thousand liras for each rented house.

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