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Northumberland House
303-306 High Holborn
5th Floor
GB-London WC1V 7JZ

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7831 3505
Fax: +44 (0) 20 78312048


President: Louise Freeth FIRRV MCMI
Chief Executive: David Magor OBE IRRV (Hons)
Deputy Chief Executive: Gary Watson IRRV (Hons)
Secretariat: 22 staff

Number of direct members: 3.242
Number of qualified valuers (individuals): 936
Number of valuation companies: 4

Member of TEGoVA since: 1997
Category of membership: Full


With over 5,000 members, the IRRV is the largest professional institution operating in the field of revenues, benefits and valuation.

Permanent Representatives to TEGoVA

David Magor OBE IRRV (Hons)

David Magor

Chief Executive

Tel: +44 (0)20 7691 8973
Fax: +44 (0)20 7831 2048

Roger Messenger

Roger Messenger BSc FRICS FIRRV REV MCIArb

- Council Member of IRRV
- Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of TEGoVA
- Chairman of the European Valuation Qualifications Board
- Chairman of the REV Recognition Committee of TEGoVA

Chartered Surveyors & Town Planners
Fairgate House, 6th Floor
78 New Oxford Street
GB-London WC1A 1HB

Tel: +44 20 7637 8471
Fax: +44 20 7631 0536

John Hockey

John Hockey MSc FRICS IRRV (Hons) REV

- Education & EVS Adviser to the Board of TEGoVA
- Immediate Past Chairman of the EVS Board of TEGoVA

1 Tinkers Court
West Harptree
GB-Bristol BS40 6HA

Tel.: +44 1761 221889
Mobile: +44 7774 417233
Skype: john.hockey.mdh

Brief History and Role

The Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation (IRRV) is one of the oldest United Kingdom professional organisations concerned in the valuation of property and local government revenues and benefits with its origins going back to 1882. Its Membership includes valuers in the private and public sector involved in the assessment of land and buildings for the full range statutory purposes including national and local taxation, landlord and tenant asset valuation and compulsory acquisition.

The Institute plays a leading role in discussions with government on proposed legislative changes, publishes practice notes on valuation topics and co-operates in the formulation of national and international valuation best practice.

Principal Activities

Members' services. The IRRV offers a recognised specialist professional qualification. Members of the Institute have access to help and guidance through regularly updated text books training courses and research documents. The IRRV maintains a technical advice service and publications and case law reports are available for consultation. A monthly journal 'Insight' covers all aspects of the Institutes activities and a quarterly specialist magazine 'The Valuer' provides detailed articles and updates on valuation and associated issues.

Lobbying. The Institute plays a leading role in discussions with government on proposed legislative changes, and co-operates in the formulation of national and international valuation best practice.

Education. The Institute places great importance on the training of valuers and works with UK Government Agencies in developing training programmes. A learning package is being developed to provide a trans-European training programme that will meet the requirements of the 2nd EU Directive on Professional Qualifications

Principal Areas of Policy

In the Valuation area of the Institutes work the principal areas are:

* Specialist valuation advice and expertise in connection with valuation for local and national taxation.
* Co-operation in the establishment of valuation best practice and standards both in the UK and in Europe.
* Valuations for asset valuation, landlord and tenant and compulsory purchase compensation in connection with public works.
* The Institute is an Awarding Body for vocational qualifications. This role is approved by a Government appointed assessment authority.


The association is governed by the General Council, which is a statutory body, with three dedicated Faculties each covering Revenue, Benefits and Valuation disciplines.

The council of the Institute is elected by the membership on a three yearly cycle.

The administration of the Institute is carried out by the employed staff led by the Chief Executive. The staff are organised into 3 units covering Education, Commercial activity and Administration.

Membership Includes

* Real Estate Valuation Surveyors
* Local Government Finance Experts
* Accountants

The IRRV is a professional body that seeks to further the interests of those involved in all aspects of property taxation and local authority revenues including qualified and trainee valuers who wish to specialise in the valuation of land and buildings for official purposes. The categories of membership available are Corporate, Technician, Student and Affiliate.


As indicated above the IRRV publishes a number of research reports, books and forms, as well as producing regular updates for its members. The Institute also has an interactive website (www.irrv.org.uk) which can be accessed by members of the Institute and non members.

Awarding member association

Recognised European Valuer
Awarding Member Association

The association has the right to award Recognised European Valuer status (designated by the letters REV) to its members.

TEGoVA Residential Valuer
Residential Awarding Member Association

The association has the right to award TEGoVA Residential Valuer status (designated by the letters TRV) to its members.