Residential complex management laws in Turkey
Owning a property in residential complexes in Istanbul, or in other Turkish cities, guarantees the provision of housing with high specifications of safety and services, and this is considered an ideal option, because the residential complexes provide a comfortable environment for the residents, while providing an integrated system of services, which would It facilitates the conditions of life in it, and makes it more comfortable and reassuring.
This service system must be well managed, to maintain the level of the housing complex and raise the level of satisfaction of the residents of the complex in general.
The laws have regulated the method of managing residential complexes and multi-storey buildings, with multiple regulations and laws, and those who choose residential complexes as a new way of living or investing in Turkey must know.
Management and maintenance of shared housing complexes in 9 points
Some property owners in residential complexes wish to obtain information that shows their rights and duties in their residential complexes, as guaranteed by the Law on the Right to Information “Bilgi Edinme Kanunu”. However, they do not receive a response from the administration because they are preoccupied with their other business, so the real estate owners feel that the management of the complexes has failed in their rights.
Based on this matter, Mr. Nihad Donmaz, Residential Complex Management Consultant, explained in an article published by Amlak Kolesi entitled: “Residential Complex Management and the Right to Information Law”, through which he clarified some points that are often questioned by landlords and those who are willing to invest in real estate in Turkey within the residential complexes.
The author of the article also clarified some legal points related to the management of complexes and the legal responsibilities in them, which were mentioned in more than one Turkish law. In his article, Mr. Nihad Donmez mentioned what was mentioned in the Right to Information Act, in its second article:
The Right to Information Law is a law applicable to the activities of institutions and departments in the public sector, and to every professional association bearing the status of an institution or department.
Among the articles contained in the laws regulating the management of these complexes are the following points:
Residential communities are managed by property owners, and the owners’ council must ensure compliance with the administrative style of compound management, relying on the provisions established by laws. “KMK-27 Floor Property Law”.
The owners’ council must hold at least one to two meetings per year. “KMK-29 Floor Ownership Law”.
The owners council is held by a majority meeting that fulfills the conditions of the council, and decisions are issued by voting. “KMK-30 Floor Property Law”.
Decisions made by the Board are binding on all owners, and all those associated with them, by law. “KMK-32 Floor Property Law”.
Problems or misunderstandings between owners and managers, or the Oversight Committee, shall be resolved by said Board. “KMK-32 Floor Property Law”.
The management of the housing complex is considered an executive reference, not a decision reference. “KMK-35 Floor Ownership Law”.
The residential complex manager submits a periodic report/account to the owners council, according to the period specified in the complex management plan. “KMK-39 Floor Ownership Law”.
The manager is obligated to submit the report/account at any time that half of the board of owners agree to do so. “KMK-39 Floor Ownership Law”.
The owner can object to the decisions taken in the owners council, and he can resort to the court when there is no understanding with the management of the said council. “KMK-33 Floor Property Law”.