Today's tragic events in Turkey and the Middle East have exposed a factor that many real estate investors don't know about or don't care about. Although this factor is not only able to nullify your investment, underestimating it can cost you your life. The quake was felt in Turkey, Syria, Israel, Lebanon and Cyprus, but in Turkey the most powerful wave of 7.8 on the Richter scale thundered - the strongest in the country since 1939.
Of course, we all want to live in safety, and when making a responsible decision to buy property in Turkey, the question of seismic activity in Turkey and the seismic resistance of property in Turkey arises by itself.
First of all, it is worth noting that the geological faults, which can cause a devastating earthquake, in Turkey there are only 3 of them, pass near the Black Sea coast, in the east of the country, the Sea of Marmara region is also under threat. At the same time, the Mediterranean region of Turkey is not seismically dangerous. Earthquakes recorded here are 2.5 - 4.3 on the Richter scale. Such force of tremors cannot cause damage to buildings and is felt only by some sensitive people and animals.
The second aspect is, of course, the quality of construction. After the devastating earthquake in Istanbul, Turkey introduced new building standards that allow residential buildings to withstand earthquakes up to 7.5 on the Richter scale.
Earthquakes themselves are not dangerous, but it is due to the collapse of buildings that the loss of life and property occurs. The introduction of seismic resistance standards will help prevent casualties. Without getting into technical details, suffice it to say that metal, wood and acrylic are the materials that should be used in a building to make it earthquake resistant. Of course, when considering a specific object, a detailed analysis should be carried out. Be careful when choosing a property in Turkey - the property you purchase must have a registration certificate, in Turkish "iskan".
Built by reliable construction companies, new residential complexes on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey are safe, they are built according to new standards, and the area is not seismically dangerous. TRUST UNITED real estate agents will help you choose a worthy and reliable option.