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Old 21st September 2009, 09:17   #11 (permalink)
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I do understand that we are talking about what happens in Turkey here and it has been ok for some people but to be safe would you be happy if this happened in the UK? We worry about security... pin numbers, account details etc. I'm not too sure I'd feel comfortable with someone else, however trustworthy, setting up my bank a/c etc.
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Old 21st September 2009, 20:39   #12 (permalink)
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Leo,

The process you describe is no longer legal. Turkey implemented an internationally agreed set of rules on bank accounts this year. This has resulted in many people getting their bank accounts frozen. The bank MUST have a photocopy of your passport, your tax number and (this is new) proof of your home address (council tax bill utility bill) on file. Alternatively If you have a resident permit then photocopies of your blue book. I bank with HSBC and they refuse to post debit/credit cards. You have to go to the branch in person with your passport to collect them.

I am sure this developer has opened a bank account for Don but I think his decision not to use it is wise. Turkey is a culture where nearly all the rules can be bent but often this is not to your personal advantage. It appears that the bank cannot have proof of address on file. Don has not supplied this so this bank account could be frozen at any time!

My advice is to go to the tax office get a tax number and open a bank account yourself. This will take an afternoon but you will KNOW everything is legitimate.

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Hi There

New member and first post so be gentle with me.

I bought a spring villa from Mecitoglu in August 2008 and await completion which is supposed to be october 15th although the latest pictures do not look like that is a realistic target. We were accompanied by a member of staff from Mecitoglu to carry out various tasks required to buy the villa. Some of them escape me as it was over 12 months ago now but one of them was to obtain a tax number from the tax office to enable us to open a bank account. Unfortunately the computers were down so no reference was obtained. We left copies of our passports and other ID with Mecitoglu and they have since obtained the reference and opened the bank account on our behalf. I must admit i was suprised they could do that and have been a liitle worried about when the time comes for the final payment.

On reflection though we have already paid them a substantial amount of money to an account that has no reference to us whatsoever so this latest payment seems less risky in some ways.

I have so many "does anybody know" questions to keep this forum going for a while, They are mainly to do with furniture, baby food, insurance, car hire and satalite tv but i will do some searching first.

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Old 22nd September 2009, 12:54   #14 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum David

There is a wealth of knowledge here and I am sure you will find answers to most of your questions by searching.

There are going to be a lot of people out in Ilica in October - it will be like an invasion !!!

If you get stuck with finding out anything there are loads of friendly members that will quickly give you an answer or opinion to most points.
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Thanks Ilica Park

I'm just pleased i managed to post something and it actually worked.

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I have owned a property in Side for over 5 years and although I did not buy from Mecitoglu, I have never heard a bad word said about them.
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Welcome to the forum David and feel sure you will get all the answers you need
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Old 22nd September 2009, 21:36   #18 (permalink)
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Welcome from me David, there's a great search facility if you are wanting information on a specific subject, or just start your own thread with your queries, there's always plenty of very good experienced members who will help you all they can. If they don't know they usually know a manwoman that does, lol. Enjoy.
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Thanks Leo, for your reply. Very much appreciated.

Hi David B, thanks for your input to my thread and welcome to the forum....

You are right: we have already paid a substantial amount along the way, into what was effectively an unknown account, so I don't suppose that completing the deal is any different: I'm maybe a bit more concerned about using an account longer term that has been arranged on my behalf..... I think I will look at opening an alternative account when I'm out in Oct.

As has been mentioned though, both above and by myself and others in various other threads; Mecitoglu have been totally painless to work with, and really have been a credit to themselves and Turkish developers as a whole: Glad I went with them!

Hoping to meet up with a few new owners in the next few weeks.... Thanks to all.
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Many of us have had a very bad experience with what used to be Home Sweet Home in Side, then Hasdes, and are now going to lose our houses. I would advise you to do NOTHING without a lawyer's advice. Only hand over the money at the tapu office when the tapu is handed over to you. I am sure from what I have read that you are dealing with a very reputable company, but better to be safe than sorry.
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