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INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL AUCTIONEERS & VALUERS (IPAV)

 
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Coordinates

129 Lower Baggot Street
IE-Dublin 2 DO2 HC84

Tel: + 353 1 6785685

Structure

President: Tom Crosse FIPAV MMCEPI REV
Snr. Vice-President: Paul McCourtney MIPAV MMCEPI REV
Jnr. Vice-President: Gerry Coffey MIPAV MMCEPI REV
Chief Executive Officer: Patrick Davitt FIPAV MMCEPI REV
Directors: 20 Board Members
Secretariat: 6 staff

Number of direct members: 1.354
Number of qualified valuers (individuals): 432 (through valuation companies)
Number of student members: 130
Number of valuation companies: 400

Member of TEGoVA since: 2013
Category of membership: Full

 

IPAV was established in 1971 as a representative professional body for qualified, licensed auctioneers, valuers and estate agents throughout Ireland.

Permanent Representatives to TEGoVA

Tom Crosse

Tom Crosse FIPAV MMCEPI REV

President of IPAV Council

Group Director
GVM Auctioneers

Patrick Davitt

Patrick Davitt FIPAV MMCEPI REV

Chief Executive Officer

Tel: + 353 86 2592976

Brief History and Role

The Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) was established in 1971 as a representative professional body for qualified, licensed auctioneers, property services providers, valuers and estate agents throughout Ireland. IPAV currently represents over 1,400 members. IPAV has a national Council which consists of 20 elected members representing all four provinces.

Principal Activities

Provision of training and education, continuous professional development, representation, guidance, advice and lobbying on behalf of estate agents and valuers.

The objectives for which IPAV was founded:

a) To provide an organisation for Auctioneers, Valuers and Estate Agents to protect, advance and promote the professional standards of Auctioneers, Valuers and Estate Agents and the promotion in the public interest of the professional competence and to protect the interest of Members as between themselves and as between Members, non Members and the General Public.

b) To establish and operate a Deposit Protection Fund to relieve or mitigate losses sustained by their clients in consequence of dishonesty of Members of the Institute.

c) To promote personal and friendly relations among the Members of the Company, to hold meetings for the delivery of lectures, discussions, conferences and to encourage the best professional methods of conducting the business of its Members.

d) To act as a means of communication between Members or others seeking engagements as Auctioneers, Valuers and Estate Agents and employers desirous of employing them.

e) To form a library for the use of Members.

f) To apply, petition for or promote in the Republic of Ireland any Act of the Oireachtas or other legal measure or order or elsewhere any Act of Parliament, Royal Charter or other authority, legal measure or order with a view to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.

g) To watch over, promote and protect the mutual interests of the Members, to promote honourable practice, to suppress malpractice and to decide all questions of professional use or courtesy between or among Members.

h) To provide a system of professional education to achieve the aforesaid objects.

i) To establish a disciplinary committee consisting of five internal and two external professionals.

Principal Areas of Policy

To uphold professional standards, promote best practice in the industry with a view to providing the optimum service to clients.

Membership

See IPAV Membership section of the attached IPAV Profile Document.

Publications

* The Property Professional Magazine which is issued quarterly.

* Regular briefing documents on legislation and developments in the Real Estate Business in Ireland and Europe.

* IPAV Members can access IPAV's digital library by signing into the IPAV's member area here .

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.