Property Jargon

A guide to useful words, terms and phrases relating to buying or renting a house or apartment in Turkey...

When reading the property-related classified advertisements to find something to buy or rent, or in dealing with estate agents and landlords, it can be useful to know some of the most-often seen terms.

Turkish English explanation
Acenta komisyonu Agency fee
Apartman Building or residence
Asansör Lift
Bahçe Garden
Balkon Balcony
Banyo Bathroom
Çatı katı Top floor
Daire Flat
Deposit Rental deposit
Doğalgaz Gas heating
Duş Shower
Emlakçı Real estate agency
Eski bina Old building
Ev House
Ev sahibi Owner
Ev sigortası Home insurance
Garaj Garage
Giriş katı Ground floor
Kapıcı Concierge
Kira Rent
Kiracı Tenant
Kiralamak To rent
Kira sözleşmesi Rental agreement
Mobilyalı daire Furnished flat
Mobilyasız daire Unfurnished flat
Mutfak Kitchen
Oda Room
Oda sayısı Number of rooms excluding living room
Salon/oturma odası Living room
Semt District/neighborhood
Yatakodası Bedroom
Yeni bina New building
Yönetici Building manager