East West Estate: Translation agency specialising<br>in real estate documentation
Translation agency specialising
in real estate documentation
   
Translations in the following sectors: real estate, legal, technical, architecture, public buildings and works sector, design
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TRANSLATION OF CONVENTIONS AND AGREEMENTS
     
  The majority of conventions and agreements are rooted in the law of obligations, and more specifically so in the real estate sphere. They therefore constitute contracts, for the most part. Accuracy in the translation is thus of capital importance, as they set the rights and duties of the signatory parties.
     
  The translation of conventions, agreements and contracts in the real estate sphere carries with it its own specific problems. The same can certainly be said of others areas of translation. However, translation in the field of contract law presents very particular characteristics.
     
  Knowledge of various translation procedures constitutes the very foundation of a translator's technical skill. In the translation of contracts, there are various dimensions to that skill. Law is a discipline inextricably linked to language, a language which is subject to standards that govern both its form and its substance. Each legal system has its own specific internal structure and lexicon. The translator must therefore know the procedures that will allow him, first of all, to grasp the legal remit of the text, to grasp the meaning of the text and, finally, to express that remit and that meaning in the target text, in accordance with the norms and uses of the language and the legal system of the receptor culture.
     
  It often happens that a client who is unfamiliar with the legal content of an original document entrusts the translation thereof to a person who does not have the right credentials to be up to the task. Such a situation of two-fold ignorance of the legal sphere occurs more often than one would think.
     
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