FAQ

According to the Condominium Law, in a building complex, each block has its own Blocks Condominium Owners Board. Each Board should be separately convened and the relevant decisions should be taken for the insulation of the blocks in those meetings. According to the Condominium Law, thermal insulation of buildings is to be decided upon by majority votes of the condominium owners based upon their land share majority and the expenditures for joint works to be done for this purpose shall be covered based on the proportion of their land shares.

Since condominium owners have all the rights and authority on their independent parts of the property, they can change their own windows without any need to take a Board decision or an approval from the other condominium owners. However, those kinds of changes should not disturb the main building or change the structure and external appearance of the building. Otherwise, a written consent of four fifths of all apartment owners is needed.

Those two condominium owners, cannot install glass balcony systems on their balcony without obtaining a written consent of four fifth of all condominium owners. As there are twenty independent parts in the building, it is required to obtain sixteen condominium owners’ written consent (4/5ths).

Those three condominium owners cannot install Pvc windows on their balcony without obtaining a written consent of four fifths of all condominium owners.

Those two condominium owners cannot integrate their balconies to their kitchens by installing pvc windows on their balconies, without obtaining a written consent of four fifths of all condominium owners. As there are twelve independent parts in the building, it is required to obtain ten condominium owners’ written consent.

According to the Condominium Law, central and individual heating systems replacement is to be decided upon by majority votes of the condominium owners based upon their land share majority.

According to the Condominium Law, the roof insulation is to be decided upon by majority votes of the condominium owners based upon their land share majority and the expenditures for joint works to be done for this purpose shall be covered by all the homeowners based on the proportion of land shares.

Replacement of an old fashion elevator to a new one is a kind of renewal which is to the owners benefit and will provide an increased benefit of better and comfortable usage of the common places. Therefore it is to be decided upon by majority votes of the condominium owners based upon their land share majority.

For the installation of the solar water heater systems, Turkish Supreme Court has some specific precedent. Accordingly, there is no need to take any Board decision for the installation of a solar water heater system. Each homeowner has the right to install that kind of system for its own usage. The homeowners who do not want to install the system, does not be obliged to participate the related expenses. However, such kind of system should not damage the main building or spoil its esthetics and the necessary precautions should be taken to not damage the independent parts of the homeowners. The installed systems should comply with the land share proportions of the homeowners and also not cover all the common places and leave a reasonable place for the unwilling homeowners for their potential systems to be installed.

In a building complex, each block has its own Blocks Condominium Owners Board. Each Board should be separately convened and the relevant decisions should be taken for the insulation of the blocks in those meetings. Installation of the solar water heater systems is a kind of renewal and additional construction which is to the owners benefit and will provide an increased benefit of better and comfortable usage of the common places. Therefore it is to be decided upon by majority votes of the condominium owners based upon their land share majority.