Why use a CAAV member?
Clients can have confidence that when they employ a valuer who has qualified as a CAAV member and is therefore entitled to use the initials FAAV, they will be advised by a specialist professional rural valuer and adviser to the countryside.
The use of the initials FAAV by a CAAV member demonstrates that they are a professionally qualified Fellow of the CAAV and have passed CAAV’s own rigorous written, practical and oral examinations.
Many CAAV members are also members of other professional bodies:
- RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
- IRRV (The Institute of Rating and Revenue Valuations)
It is, however, their CAAV membership that confirms their specialism in advising upon agricultural and rural matters.
In addition to their CAAV membership, CAAV members may also apply to be considered for Recognised European Valuer (REV) Scheme. This Scheme has been developed by The European Group of Valuers’ Associations (TEGoVA) to mark out qualified valuers who are in active practice valuing property. This is a response to the growth in cross-border property investment so that qualifying valuers can be evident to clients from other countries by being awarded REV status. Currently two thirds of the UK’s REVs are CAAV Fellows.