Turkey has introduced new obligations to take precautions against adverse effects of noise on neighbouring properties. The rules involve technical specifications for building insulation systems used to combat noise pollution. They aim to minimize negative effects to human health caused by noises arising both inside and outside buildings, via design, construction, use, maintenance and operation rules.

The Regulation on Preventing Building Noise Pollution ("Regulation") was published in Official Gazette number 20082 on 31 May 2017, entering into effect on the same date.

From 31 May 2017, the rules will apply to construction of new buildings, as well as essential amendment projects for pre-existing buildings.

Construction permits will not be granted to projects which fail to comply with the Regulation's requirements.

If compliance failures are detected during construction or renovations, occupancy permits will be withheld until the failures are rectified.

Please see this link for the full text of the Regulation (only available in Turkish).

Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.

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