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About CAAV

The CAAV is the national specialist professional body representing, briefing and qualifying those acting and advising on agricultural and rural property and business matters across the whole United Kingdom.

It was founded in 1910 by local valuers’ associations to provide a national organisation with professional authority to represent valuers and ensure professional standards. Long established experience, enthusiasm and forward-looking members have maintained the nationally recognised status of the CAAV over the century and more since then.

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Representing Valuers

To Governments

  • The CAAV represents agricultural valuers, engaging with Government in Westminster, Whitehall, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast on a wide variety of matters affecting the countryside, including agricultural policy, farm tenancies, taxation, compulsory purchase, planning and agri-environment schemes.
  • This work places the CAAV at the forefront when briefing members on issues, assisting them to be in the best position to advise clients on current developments.

To Other Organisations

  • The CAAV maintains close contact with organisations representing rural interests, as well as other professional bodies and works jointly with these organisations in contributing to the many issues raised for the countryside in these rapidly changing times.
  • The CAAV also works with other technical interest groups on subjects such as the environment, law, taxation, planning, finance and insurance.

To the Public

  • The CAAV promotes the profession and use of members’ services to farmers, landowners, land managers and those who use, occupy and affect rural land and property, as well as to the general public.

Briefing Valuers

The CAAV briefs agricultural valuers not only through this website with its large library of documents and commentaries, continuously updated within the Members’ Area, but also through publications, conferences and the quarterly News Letter.

Qualifying Valuers

Fellowship of the CAAV (the qualification FAAV) marks a specialism in agricultural and rural professional matters awarded after the CAAV’s demanding annual examinations.