The buying and selling of homes involves a great many legal documents, including mortgage paperwork, surveys, sales contracts, insurance documents and more. Buying a home is one of the biggest and most stressful processes to go through and doing it in another language can compound the difficulties and anxiety that many people experience when in pursuit of their dream property. Not only is dealing with estate agents in a language that isn’t your native tongue tricky, but signing legal documents that you don’t fully understand can end in disaster. Thankfully, real estate translation can take much of the pain out of the process.
A Tomedes client recently found this out for herself when she asked us for Finnish to English translation services to help her purchase a second home. Based in the UK, the client had had her heart set on buying a property in Finland for many years. While she spoke some Finnish and had been able to attend initial property viewings, her language skills had let her down when it came to taking forward the purchase of the house she wanted. She turned to Tomedes for help and we were happy to oblige.
A key part of our service offering is our commitment to always using professional human translators. Human translation offers a degree of accuracy as yet unmatchable by machines and is essential for real estate translations of this nature, where the client is committing to considerable expenditure and needs to know the ins and outs of survey results, quotations from contractors, mortgage agreements and so forth.
The client presented us with a substantial batch of documents. She had become rather bogged down in the house buying process and was in need of urgent translation assistance. This is never a problem for Tomedes – we assigned our leading Finnish to English translator to get straight to work and he swiftly translated each of the client’s documents, sending them to her each time he finished one so that she could start to move forward with her house purchase process once more.
The client was delighted at how quickly everything got back on track once she fully understood the paperwork. Investing a small amount in real estate translation meant that she had the confidence to proceed with purchasing her dream second home and know that there weren’t any nasty surprises like rising damp awaiting her when she got there!
Translation from Tomedes can help with a range of business and personal situations. Contact us today to find out more.