Insurance of a sworn translator
The presence of a sworn translator in Turkey "the translator" is often necessary when buying real estate, and at other times it may not be necessary.
Glovision Real Estate provides a wide range of services to anyone who intends to buy a property in Turkey, especially Istanbul, and the sworn translator service is one of these services. Learn about the cases in which a sworn translator is required, and his job in this article.
A sworn translator is a person who has the necessary qualifications to carry out his task of translating from one language into another, and he must take an oath before the competent bodies after taking tests that determine his translation abilities.
The signature of the sworn translator is approved by the Turkish government departments, so that it is sufficient for this sworn translator to write his name and surname and sign when he attends the translation when necessary.
The task of a sworn translator in Turkey is to translate from Turkish into other foreign languages such as English, Arabic, Persian and other languages, and vice versa as the sworn translator also translates from other languages into Turkish.
Simultaneous interpretation is one of the tasks of a sworn translator in Turkey, where the translator translates what the Turkish person who you meet says into your language and tells you immediately, and then translates what you say into Turkish and tells him immediately.
Read Turkish texts and documents to you in your mother tongue, where the sworn translator will read the texts and documents written in Turkish and then tell you directly by voice.
Translating Turkish texts into texts in other languages and writing them in new documents and vice versa, is also one of the tasks of a sworn translator, as you can hand the sworn translator a copy of papers in Turkish to be written after translating them into your native language, and vice versa.
If you decide to buy a property in Turkey, the Glovision team will do the required translation for you during the process of selecting and purchasing the right property, but when official transactions are required in government departments, and if you do not appoint someone who speaks Turkish to do the tasks on your behalf, those government departments will require the presence of a sworn translator for the following reasons:
1- Ensure that you understand everything the employee says, and the employee understands everything you say.
2- Ensuring that you are not tampered with by any party, and that you are informed of all the details that you inquire or the details that you should know.
In any case, here are some places where the presence of a sworn translator may be required when buying a property in Turkey:
In case that you go to the Turkish notary to certify a contract between you and the seller or the construction company, this will require the presence of a sworn translator, and this sworn translator will read the terms of the contract for you and the other party, and he is obligated not to ignore and hide any details from you.
The notary will not accept that the contracting process takes place without the sworn translator doing his part and then signing the contract in addition to the sign of the contracting parties and the notary.
In this case, be sure to inquire all the points in your head, check what the sworn translator says, and discuss every condition that you suspect is not in your favour, even if it takes a relatively long time.
In order to be able to appoint someone in Turkey to do something on your behalf, you will need to make an official agency certified by the notary, and in the case of real estate, you may need to appoint a lawyer, your real estate agent, or even the construction company with a set of tasks that will comfort you in the future.
In Turkey, there is no so-called general agency, but there is a power of attorney that contains separate parts, each of which is placed according to the type of agency. There is a text form to authorize a person to open and manage the water subscription, another for electricity, and another for receiving the title deed or following up and receiving the residence card in Turkey.. .etc.
And because the notary’s employee must understand exactly what kind of power of attorney you are requesting, there must be a sworn translator who prepares your requests, and then gives them to the employee, and then it is reviewed with you as a final step after the employee writes it, and before the power of attorney is approved and its fees are paid.
In case that you intend to contract with a Turkish party, whether a person or a company, and if you intend to establish your agreement with them within a contract that guarantees the rights of both parties “even if it will not be certified by the notary”, you must make sure that you understand what is written, and You must check with a sworn translator.
In case that you meet people who speak Turkish, and if there is no common language to speak, then you must use a sworn translator, especially in cases that involve business deals or that involve paying relatively large amounts of money, such as buying real estate in Turkey.
Glovision is always keen to provide all the necessary services to its clients who wish to buy real estate in Istanbul and Turkey in general, and our company's services do not stop at providing a sworn translator when needed, but go far beyond that.
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