In Turkey, the rules for renting out housing to tourists have been significantly changed.
The relevant resolution published in the official print edition of the Turkish government Resmî Gazete.
The rules apply to landlords, but may ultimately affect the opportunities and comfort of tenants.
In fact, the Turkish authorities have tightened the rules for renting out housing to tourists.
Now, during a short-term rental, the home owner must obtain the consent of all owners in the building, as well as a special license. Otherwise, he can be fined up to $35,000.
At the entrance to the rented premises, it will be necessary to hang a special sign stating that the object is rented out to tourists.
In addition, when renting out housing for a period of up to 100 days, the landlord must now obtain the consent of all owners in the building and a special license from the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. This should be done before concluding contracts with guests.
Owners will also need to obtain a license to rent housing to tourists on a long-term basis (for a period of more than 100 days).
The resolution prohibits subletting housing.
The size of the commission for obtaining a license and a signboard has yet to be determined by the ministry.
There is an administrative fine of 100,000 Turkish lira ($3,500) per unit for renting out housing without a license. After receiving the fine, the owner must issue a license within 15 days, otherwise he will be fined another 500,000 liras ($17,600), and after another 15 days – 1 million liras ($35,300).
A fine of 100,000 lira is also provided for subletting housing.
Landlords who do not post a sign near the entrance will also be required to pay the same amount.
And in case of concluding more than four rental contracts in a year from the date of the first contract, the owner will face a fine of 1 million liras.