I have been working with a British family who have moved to Italy and bought property in a condominio.
If you haven’t come across this word before, a condominio is a property structure whereby individual units within a building or complex are privately owned while the common areas and shared infrastructure (i.e. roof, stairwells etc.) are collectively owned and maintained by all the unit owners. The unit owners typically form a condominium association or management board to oversee the maintenance and management of the shared areas – and this is where my input was required.
The management meeting was held in Italian, and my clients were not fluent Italian speakers. Of course they needed to understand the implications of the meeting and ensure that they could be involved in the discussion, so I interpreted for them and informed them of the content so they didn’t receive any unwelcome surprises!