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Old 1st August 2016, 11:56   #1 (permalink)
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Water and electricity transfer

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We have baught a freehold house from Oracle propery developers in Akbuk and they have told us that when we transfer the ownership the water and electric the respective authority will read the old meter and ask us to pay it.

I would have thought, the old owners would pay up untill the changing of ownership?

Is this common practice i Turkey?

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Any debt on a property transfers with ownership. It will be up to you to ensure all debts are paid prior to the Tapu transfer (water, bank loans etc) If you dont any debts against that property are now yours and will have to be paid by you.

It is common practice for the `old` owners to try and avoid paying so that you pay the debts.
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Re: Water and electricity transfer

Seems the decent way to do it would have been to at least inform us about it, now it feels like we have been tricked to pay something we didn't know about.
But it seems that it is the Turkish way to do it, things like this is not increasing their popularity with the tourist at a time when they really need it.
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Like the "Turkish practice" of any caretaker on site plugging in a lead to the nearest property which is not his and using this to supply all the electricity for his use and that of his friends. Leaving the property owner to foot the bill!

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Is this a new house? I would go back to Oracle and make waves. Threaten to blacken their name in the expat community etc. At the same time would find out how much money you are taking about here.
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Hi
We have baught a freehold house from Oracle propery developers in Akbuk and they have told us that when we transfer the ownership the water and electric the respective authority will read the old meter and ask us to pay it.

I would have thought, the old owners would pay up untill the changing of ownership?

Is this common practice i Turkey?
Then again maybe you need to find out what charges may be payable before pulling all your hair out.

And as said by IbrahimAbi, go back to Oracle.
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