Translators working in the housing rental markets in high demand in China

Translators working in the housing rental markets near universities have been in high demand now that foreign students have returned to school and are looking to rent off-campus housing, a Legal Mirror report said Sunday.

The report mentioned a homeowner surnamed Wang living in the student area of Wudaokou who hired a Korean fluent in Chinese. Wang told the Legal Mirror that while the housing market has been profitable when renting to foreigners, he said he has lost out on several opportunities due to communication problems.

Many other homeowners like Wang and rental agencies have been looking for translators and have published ads online offering high salaries for skilled translators.

A fourth year South Korean student at Beijing Normal University working part time as a translator for such rental companies said he has made 2,000 yuan ($295.42) this month helping with two rental transactions.