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08:28 Sep 13, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general) / damage assessment
German term or phrase: kostenpflichtig
This question involves not so much the meaning of "kostenpflichtig", but more whom it's referring to in the context given below.

This sentence is from a text on the activities of a firm of experts who assess damage in the case of motor vehicle accidents:

„Schriftliche Ausfertigungen werden vom AN, soweit nicht anders vereinbart in dreifacher Ausfertigung erstellt, wobei eine zusätzliche Ausfertigung für die Akte des Sachverständigen kostenpflichtig ist.“

“Unless otherwise provided, the agent shall produce written copies of the report in triplicate; an additional copy shall be produced for the expert’s own records at his expense.”

I’m not really sure who “kostenpflichtig” is referring to – is it the expert or the principal (AG – Auftraggeber; AN – Auftragnehmer)? I’ve come up with an alternative solution that’s really vague (below), but I’d really like to know for sure who is liable to pay:

“Unless otherwise provided, the agent shall produce written copies of the report in triplicate; a further copy shall be produced for the expert’s own records at additional expense.”

What I don’t understand is, is the “agent” and the “expert” one and the same person? Here’s a couple of sentences from the beginning of the text:

„Die Rechtsbeziehungen des Auftragnehmers (AN) zu seinem Auftraggeber (AG) bestimmen sich nach den folgenden Vertragsbedingungen. Davon abweichende Geschäftsbedingungen des Auftraggebers (AG) werden nur Vertragsinhalt, wenn sie der Sachverständige ausdrücklich und schriftlich anerkennt. Die Annahme des Auftrages, sowie mündliche, telefonische oder durch Mitarbeiter getroffene Vereinbarungen, Zusicherungen oder Nebenabreden bedürfen zu ihrer Wirksamkeit der schriftlichen Bestätigung des Sachverständigen.“

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Alan Campbell
Local time: 09:19
English translation:kostenpflichtig
Explanation:
The term 'kostenpflichtig' in this context refers to an additional charge being made for a fourth copy of the file or documents being made for the assessor.
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Edward Turner
Germany
Local time: 10:19
Grading comment
Thanks again!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +1kostenpflichtig
Edward Turner


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kostenpflichtig


Explanation:
The term 'kostenpflichtig' in this context refers to an additional charge being made for a fourth copy of the file or documents being made for the assessor.

Edward Turner
Germany
Local time: 10:19
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks again!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks, Edward. Yes, you're quite right - I guess it's just a little vague as to who pays for this additional charge! Probably the Agent, though, I imagine, as Volkmar also suggests. Thanks for your input!


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agree  Ingeborg Gowans
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Changes made by editors
Sep 14, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
FieldOther » Bus/Financial
Field (specific)Automotive / Cars & Trucks » Finance (general)


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